Bilton Merlot 2008

Deep red in colour with an array of fragrances on the nose including smoky pencil shavings, roasted dark coffee beans and sweet blueberries. This Merlot maintains a strong masculine structure with flavours of cinnamon, pencil lead, dark chocolate, dark truffles and nutmeg, a Petit Cheval style.
General : Merlot’s unique sweet aromas of wild- and blueberries or Petit Cheval style has a structure to endure.

Serve with lamb or grilled duck breasts.

variety : Merlot | Merlot
winery : Bilton Wines
winemaker : Rudi de Wet
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.88 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.95 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Age ability: 10 - 25 years

in the cellar : Cold-soaked with a controlled fermentation. Pumped-over and post-soaked with a lalolactic fermentation in oak barrels and blended prior to maturation in oak.
Barrel ageing: 22 months in 90% new French oak barrels

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