67 entries were received from 50 producers for this year’s competition and we included the La Chenade 2014 Lalande de Pomerol as a ringer. These were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:
Boschendal 1685 2015
Org de Rac 2015
La Chenade 2014 Lalande de Pomerol
Wine Cellar price: R295
Delaire Graff 2014
Lourensford Limited Release 2015
Shannon Woolworths 2015
A further six wines rated a commendable 89 points:
Groenland Premium 2015
KWV Cathedral Cellar 2014
Yonder Hill 2014
To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Merlot Report 2017
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