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:
Shannon Mount Bullet 2015 – BEST OVERALL
Chateau Nenin Grand Vin Pomerol 2014
Wine Cellar Price: R955
Fleur Du Cap Series Privée 2015
Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered 2014
Plaisir de Merle 2015
Rainbow’s End 2016
To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Merlot Report 2018
To view images from yesterday’s celebratory lunch at Idiom in Somerset West, click here.