Delaire Merlot 1997

Distinctive Morello cherry and black plum fruit flavors are well supported by a spicy oakiness. An immense dry tannin structure results in a complete mouthfilling finish.

variety : Merlot [ Merlot ]
winemaker : .
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.06 % vol  rs : 2.24 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 6.77 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

South African Veritas Awards 1999 Gold Medal
John Platter South African Wine Guide rated 4 Star
South African Wine Magazine March 2000 - Amongst Top 13 Merlots in South Africa rated 3½ Star
International Wine Challenge 2000 "Silver Medal"
Rated 87 points by US Wine critic Robert Parker Jnr in a review of S.A. wines appearing in his international publication, The Wine Advocate.

ageing : Will age well over the next 5 to 10 years.

in the vineyard : For this flagship wine, the winemaker selected a small East facing vineyard, with high clay soils, for it’s slow ripened fruit. Bunches were hand selected for this limited edition wine of 200 cases.

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