Laibach Claypot Merlot 2016 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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The Claypot Merlot 2016 was Awarded Best Overall Wine in the 2019 Winemag Merlot Report 2019.
'Matured for 16 months in French oak, 100% new. Attractive aromatics of red and black fruit, violets, tea leaf and oak spice. The palate shows pure fruit and bright acidity while the finish is long and dry. Intense but not weighty, this a beautifully balanced and elegant wine.' – Winemag Merlot Report 2019, Best Overall Merlot, 93/100

'Long skin contact, Italian clay pots & 60% new barrels, 2016 rewards with vibrant colour, intense cassis, a spice array. Tannin still firm, but ripe, doing justice to the fruit, promising good ageing potential. Impressive.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'A new release of an old favourite. This is one of the pinnacle wines in our portfolio. Deep dark colour. Hints of toast, dark chocolate and peppermint on the nose. Full bodied with oodles of crushed red fruits on the palate. Medium to full bodied with good expensive oak and lush velvety tannins. The wine shows the typical Laibach terroir with a chunky lingering aftertaste with great complexity and age worthiness. Drink 2020 till 2030.' – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Francois van Zyl
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 100% Merlot
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Merlot
Rating CE 93
Technical analysis RS: 2.5 g/L | TA: 6.2 g/L | PH: 3.49
Producer information The Laibach farm, as we know it today, dates back to 1818 when it was originally called 'Good Success'. It was later divided into 3 farms, one of which was purchased by Friedrich Laibach in 1994 and became Laibach farm. Laibach is located in Simonsberg, and has been converted to organic farming since the start of the century. The winemaking approach is one of minimal intervention so to allow the Simonsberg-Stellenbosch site to produce the flavours in the vineyards.
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