Merlot Report 2018

By , 22 May 2018

Logo-1The 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:

Shannon Mount Bullet 2015 – BEST OVERALL
Price: R405

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Chateau Nenin Grand Vin Pomerol 2014
Wine Cellar Price: R955

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Fleur Du Cap Series Privée 2015
Price: R169

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

To view images from yesterday’s celebratory lunch at Idiom in Somerset West, click here.


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