Vergelegen Estate Reserve Merlot 2018

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Platter Awards 4.5* (92 Points) Tim Atkin: 92 Points

Ripe plum colour with a ruby rim. The nose shows ripe fruit flavours, black cherries, plum, spice and a touch of chocolate. The ripeness of the fruit is balanced by fresh fruit acidity with soft wood and fruit tannins. The aftertaste is long and lasting. The 2015 Merlot Reserve is the second Merlot to be produced in co-operation with the Master from Pomerol, Michel Rolland. The wine is drinking extremely well on release and will most definitely improve over the next decade and beyond, depending on storage conditions. 

100% Merlot

Food Pairings
Serve decanted with your favourite red meat - lamb cutlets or a fillet steak. Accessible now but will continue to improve over the next decade.

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: 14.57%