While the 2016 edition of Platter’s has yet to review the 2014 vintage of Meerlust Pinot Noir let alone the 2015, last year’s wine is indeed commercially available – R241.45 a bottle from Liquor City Claremont – which does seem extraordinarily early.
Needless to say, the wine currently appears extremely youthful. Red and black cherry and toasty oak are the predominant characteristics but also a little musk and even blood. The acidity appears quite tart and it feels a bit angular all in all. No doubt a good year or two before it starts to show anything like its true potential.