Meerlust Merlot 2015
Meerlust Merlot is a delicious wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa which shows great approachability and charm. It is a seductive wine with lush dark fruit and an opulent texture. The wine is complex with a host of dark bramble favours, mulberry, liquorice, damson and plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality.
Meerlust is one of South Africa’s greatest wine producers and has been owned by the Myburgh family since 1756. Situated 15km’s south of Stellenbosch on a granite outcrop, 5km’s from False Bay, the estate benefits from cooling breezes and evening mists which provide the perfect conditions for growing premium grapes. Hannes is the 8th generation of his family to run the estate and was instrumental in establishing Rubicon as one of the world’s greatest fine wines. The estate pioneered Bordeaux varietals in the Cape in the late 1970’s and it is fitting that Rubicon remains one of the Capes greatest red wines and also, arguably, the best value fine wine in the world.