Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

November 9, 2015
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 2 Comments
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

From a bygone era.

The 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine to carry the Meerlust label and to celebrate the 40th anniversary, current winemaker Chris Williams recently hosted a tasting which culminated in this very bottling.

A haunting nose of red fruit, violets, earth and black olive. The palate light but not lacking in detail – alcohol by volume a mere 11%, the acidity fresh acidity and tannins fine, the finish long and savoury. “Vivacious” was the word William used to describe it and he wasn’t wrong.

#WinemagRating: 93/100.

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  1. KwispedoorNovember 9, 2015 at 11:36 amReply

    Hi, Christian
    Would anyone be able to say if there was any Cinsau(l)t in this wine (no “green” notes, 11% ABV, red fruits)?

    • ChristianNovember 9, 2015 at 4:33 pmReplyAuthor

      Hi Kwispedoor, It came up for discussion during the tasting but no definitive answer was forthcoming and I suspect we shall never know for sure…

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