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Delaire Merlot 1998

2000 to be released in June 2002
A fruit-packed bouquet and enticing palate of morello cherries and cinnamon characterise this flagship Merlot, made only in exceptional years. This is a connoisseur’s wine, with complex layering of spice and soft ripeness.


variety : Merlot | Merlot
winemaker : The winemaking team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.22  ta : 6.85 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2001 - Silver

ageing : Will mature well over the next 5 to 15 years.

in the vineyard : Grapes are from low yielding old vines on Delaire’s east-facing slopes, which catch the soft morning sun and afternoon shade, making for slow ripening.

in the cellar : Matured for 18 months in 100% new french oak. Released after 18 months in the bottle.

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