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Merlot

Oldenburg, Merlot 2015

R180

48 in stock

Notes

Heritage, careful planning, and a large amount of good fortune has allowed them to be custodians of a small corner of Stellenbosch, tucked away in the mountains in an area known as Banghoek.

Gifted with some of the finest terroir in South Africa, they handcraft small quantities of boutique wines. Thoughtful study of their soils, temperatures, wind variations and sunlight aspects led them to planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, and a couple of interesting blending varietals.

They believe that great wines can only come from the best quality grapes. Their intervention in the vineyards is minimal, to reflect the full potential of their mountain terroir. The natural beauty of their location inspires a sustainable approach – to the vineyards, the business and the environment around them.

Tasting notes:
'A youthful, concentrated beauty in fine 15 vintage, rung up on 14. Appealing dark cherry/berry flavours, richly textured & balanced with complementary 35% new oak.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'A single vineyard wine in all but name, this is a marked improvement on the 2014, with better balance and oak integration: scented, plummy and finely crafted with notes of cut grass and blackcurrant leaf and a long finish. 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2017, 92/100

Heritage, careful planning, and a large amount of good fortune has allowed them to be custodians of a small corner of Stellenbosch, tucked away in the mountains in an area known as Banghoek.

Gifted with some of the finest terroir in South Africa, they handcraft small quantities of boutique wines. Thoughtful study of their soils, temperatures, wind variations and sunlight aspects led them to planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, and a couple of interesting blending varietals.

They believe that great wines can only come from the best quality grapes. Their intervention in the vineyards is minimal, to reflect the full potential of their mountain terroir. The natural beauty of their location inspires a sustainable approach – to the vineyards, the business and the environment around them.

Tasting notes:
'A youthful, concentrated beauty in fine 15 vintage, rung up on 14. Appealing dark cherry/berry flavours, richly textured & balanced with complementary 35% new oak.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'A single vineyard wine in all but name, this is a marked improvement on the 2014, with better balance and oak integration: scented, plummy and finely crafted with notes of cut grass and blackcurrant leaf and a long finish. 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2017, 92/100

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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