Cape of Good Hope Parel Vallei Farmstead Merlot 2007

A heady delight of plush dark chocolate and cocoa powder, cinnamon and clove spice interwoven with beautifully ripe blue and black berry fruit. Lurking underneath is a gentle floral, violet whiff. The nose''s promise follows onto the tongue – with the same rich chocolate, cocoa, blue and black berry abundance. Adding to the textured whole is a wood spice nuttiness from the oak. Good body and structure with commendable balance. The dark chocolate warmth lingers long. Delicious wine.

variety : Merlot [ Merlot ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  pH : 3.82  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : HISTORY
Proprietor of Anthonij Rupert Wines, Johann Rupert has taken a personal interest in this parcel of fruit – since it is planted literally in his backyard!
A small block of Merlot, planted at high density in residential Somerset-West produces this uniquely perfumed wine. Deep clay soils and strict canopy management of the vertically trellised vines gives us consistency of character and taste of the grapes and wine.

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