Waterkloof Circumstance Merlot 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R250
In stock
(Only 1 left)
4*
PG
New
'Fresher style in 2017; pure, sweet red plum flavours smartly accessorised with hint new oak (10%). Needs time for fruit to emerge from tannin curtain.' – Platter's Guide, 4*

'Light hints of cassis, sour plums and some savoury, earthy aromas greet and entice the nose. Elegant, bright acidity with juicy fruit on the palate. Great length with fine tannins and a balanced acidity on the finish. It pairs well with lighter white meat dishes, like a rack of lamb, and hearty spices like rosemary and thyme.' – Nadia Barnard, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Nadia Barnard
Alcohol 13.5%
Blend information 100% Merlot
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Merlot
Rating PG 4*
Technical analysis RS: 2.0 g/L | TA: 6.0 g/L | PH: 3.42
Producer information Pioneering biodynamic winemaking in South Africa with their lunar cycles, deep-bed system, worm house and portable chicken coop, Waterkloof are unassumingly elegant and sophisticated in their approach to farming and winemaking. The Somerset West estate places a strong emphasis on minimal intervention and gentle handling to preserve the natural 'circle of life' in all areas on the farm, and this is reflected in their wines, which show a commonality of sophisticated restraint. Their white wines are particularly food-friendly and have received high acclaim internationally from critics such as Jamie Goode and the Independent Wine Review.
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