Merlot Report 2017
By Christian Eedes, 26 June 2017
67 entries were received from 50 producers for this year’s competition and we included the La Chenade 2014 Lalande de Pomerol 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.
Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:
Boschendal 1685 2015
Org de Rac 2015
La Chenade 2014 Lalande de Pomerol
Wine Cellar price: R295
Delaire Graff 2014
Lourensford Limited Release 2015
Shannon Woolworths 2015
A further six wines rated a commendable 89 points:
Groenland Premium 2015
KWV Cathedral Cellar 2014
Yonder Hill 2014
To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Merlot Report 2017
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