Hazendal Merlot 1999

Cedarwood and cigarboxes on the nose and delicious berry fruit on the palate which is well balanced by gentle oak flavours. Lovely ripe tannins make it accessible now but it will age well.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : Hazendal Estate
winemaker : Ronell Wiid
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.8  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Ready to be enjoyed now (good integration), but ripe tannin structure will soften in the next 1-2 years.

in the vineyard : Second crop. Vineyards are 5 years old.

in the cellar : Aged for 12 months in French Oak barrels.

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