Shannon Mount Bullet Merlot 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
R500
In stock
(Only 4 left)
New
'The wine has a fragrance of ripe red fruits such as plums and dark cherries, with earthy complexity and yet still expressing minerality. Maintaining a good acidity lends to outstanding freshness with a well integrated ripe and seductive tannin structure. Incorporating a minimal winemaking intervention approach, such as natural ferment and only two "punch downs" daily, retains silkiness and elegance.' – Winemaker

Tasting notes on the 2017 vintage:
'Always a big, sumptuous wine. 2017 has 15% alcohol yet its fine integrated acidity & general balance add a lively lightness. The grainy tannins are firm but supple, the flavours rich & deep but there’s also restraint. Oak is obvious, but should integrate in time.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (96/100)

'Incorporates five different clones. Matured for 20 months in French oak, 25% new. Dark fruit, earth, vanilla and spice on the nose while the palate is rich and broad with plenty of sweet, luscious fruit and smooth tannins, the finish long and dry. Plenty of wow factor.' – Winemag Prescient Merlot Report 2020, Top 10

'Picked comparatively early but still showing over 15% alcohol in 2017, Mount Bullet is typically plush and intense. Produced from five different clones, it's brooding, tannic and concentrated, with a sheen of 30% new wood, sinewy, grippy tannins and enough acidity to freshen and lengthen the finish. Drink 2022-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 100% Merlot
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Merlot
Technical analysis RS: 3.0 g/L | TA: 6.6 g/L | PH: 3.23
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