Vergelegen Estate Reserve Merlot 2013

Platter Awards 4.5*

"Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make up 11% of the blend here, bringing some much needed backbone to the Merlot. Leafy, floral, yet showing tannic structure and concentration, this is one of the Cape’s most appealing expressions of a difficult grape. Drink: 2015-20." Tim Atkin
Score: 92/100

Showcasing a beautiful plum-coloured heart with ruby edges, the Reserve Merlot from Vergelegen Estate delivers a wonderfully accessible palate, dripping with crushed berries and alluring spiced notes. The nose is distinctly fruit-focused, presenting sultry flavours of ripe plum and black cherry alongside delicately wooded notes of fine spice and subdued chocolate that hint at the mouth-watering flavours that await on the palate. The wine displays pleasing balance between concentrated fruit flavours, soft tannins and fresh natural acidity, resulting in a perfectly poised palate that rolls into a lingering finish.

86% Merlot, 9%   Cabernet Sauvignon, 5%   Petit Verdot

Food Pairings
Beef Steak, Duck, Game, Ostrich Steak

The Estate

Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate. With its world renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. For this reason, the Estate has borne witness to many visits of heads of state and celebrities from all over the world.

Alcohol: 14.5%