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Merlot Report 2017


Merlot Report 2017 Rules


Important dates to remember:

Entries open: 22 May
Entries close: 7 June
Delivery of wine samples: 8 June
Award ceremony and publication of the results: 28 June


  1. Wines must contain at least 85% Merlot and be certified as South African.
  2. Wines entered must be current release or soon to be released (minimum stock requirement: 100 x 6 bottles). Producers may enter as many different wines as they see fit.
  3. In the event a wine rates well, 6 bottles must be supplied for free to be served at the awards function in June.

An entry sample takes the form of two bottles plus the entry form and a fact sheet with technical analysis. Samples must be delivered to 44 Liesbeek Road, Rosebank, Cape Town between 08h30 and 15h00 on Thursday 8 June 2017. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.