Merlot Report 2018

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    The second annual Merlot Report in association with the official producer body known as the Merlot Forum and barrel suppliers Chene South Africa is now out.

    67 entries were received from 53 producers for this year’s competition and we included the Chateau Nenin Grand Vin Pomerol 2014 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.

    The prize for best wine overall was a Taransaud Tonnellerie 225-litre barrel worth R14 720 sponsored by Chene South Africa.

    Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:

    92
    Shannon Mount Bullet 2015 – BEST OVERALL
    Price: R405

    Chateau Nenin Grand Vin Pomerol 2014
    Wine Cellar Price: R955

    91
    Fleur Du Cap Series Privée 2015
    Price: R169

    90
    Dornier 2016
    Price: R136.50

    Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered 2014
    Price: R169

    Meerlust 2015
    Price: R300

    Plaisir de Merle 2015
    Price: R209

    Rainbow’s End 2016
    Price: R150

    Whalehaven 2015
    Price: R180

    To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Merlot Report 2018

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