Merlot Report 2018
By Christian Eedes, 22 May 2018
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.