Merlot Report 2019

By , 5 June 2019

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The third annual Merlot Report convened by Winemag.co.za with the backing of official producer body Hallo Merlot is now out.

53 entries were received from 45 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel.

The top 12 wines were as follows:

Creation 2017 – 90/100
Dornier 2017 – 91/100
Eagles’ Nest 2015 – 90/100
Groot Constantia 2016 – 91/100
Groote Post 2017 – 90/100
Holden Manz Reserve 2016 – 90/100
Jordan Black Magic 2016 – 90/100
Laibach Claypot 2016 – 93/100
Meinert 2015 – 91/100
Overgaauw 2017 – 90/100
Remhoogte Aspect 2015 – 90/100
Shannon Mount Bullet 2016 – 92/100

Laibach, as producer of the best wine overall, won a Tarransaud Tonnellerie 225-litre barrel worth R14 100 sponsored by local agent Chene South Africa.

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top 12and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, download the following: Merlot Report 2019

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  • Donald Ackerman5 June 2019

    OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2019 RESULTS
    76 Laibach Claypot Merlot Organic 2016
    72 Jordan Black Magic Merlot 2016
    75 Dornier Merlot 2017

    MERLOT REPORT 2019
    Laibach Claypot 2016 – 93/100
    Jordan Black Magic 2016 – 90/100
    Dornier 2017 – 91/100

    Interesting times we are living in, aren’t it? Must be bottle variation, must be… All I can say is kudos to the Winemag three-person panel.

  • Richard Hogben11 June 2019

    Thelema Merlot Reserve 2015 gets 95 points and 5 stars from Platter but doesn’t get a mention??

  • Christian Eedes11 June 2019

    Hi Richard, It’s a producer’s prerogative not to participate which Thelema exercised in this instance.

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