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Keermont Merlot 2015

 
Country: South africa
Region: Stellenbosch
Type: Red
Producer: Keermont
Grape: Merlot
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol: 14.5%

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The Keermont Merlot 2015 has a beautiful crimson colour. Spicy red fruit and liqueur cherry aromas are complimented by classic dusty leather and thatch notes. The palate is full and rich, but maintains a fresh elegance. Racy red berry flavours, chalky tannins, and good balance afford the wine a long, succulent dry finish. Best drinking: 2017-2027.


Tasting Notes

Most of you will be familiar with the names of winemaker Alex Starey and Keermont - the estate we've gone on record as saying is the best Stellenbosch property to have emerged in the past 20 years. Back in 2015, tasting Keermont's Companion red blend (which in effect the Keermont Merlot is derived from)at Cape Wine almost caused Imogen to expire on the spot she was so impressed. The Keermont Merlot 2015 uses only the best estate Merlot fruit from vineyard parcels between 250m and 400m above sea level in the valley between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountain ranges. Small batches of grapes are specifically selected according to ripeness, harvested by hand and vinified separately. The wine then spends 20 months maturing in seasoned French oak before being bottled by hand.


Press Note:

Julia Harding MW (jancisrobinson.com): "Rounded, firm, compact, lots of fruit but not the more usual juicy Merlot, this is more structured and serious. Firm, dry finish. Drink 2018-2024"

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