The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 was vinified from selected fruit from two low-yielding mature vineyards. The vines are densely planted on well drained, gravelly, low vigour Vilafontes and Dundee soil which has approximately 15 % clay to ensure water availability to the vines’ roots right through the growing season. The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for seventeen months in tight grained French oak barrels. 70% of the barrels were brand new with 30% second fill casks.
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
On the nose the wine shows pronounced plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. There is the characteristic hallmark aromas of fennel and liquorice associated with Meerlust Cabernet. On the palate the wine is full bodied but with richness of fruit and supple tannic structure typical of 2017.
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