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Lot 67

Meerlust
Merlot, 2003
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Having previously visited Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh realised that the terroir there was very similar to that of his farm near the Eerste River . Having produced Cabernet Sauvignon since 1975 and the Rubicon in 1980, after several years of experimentation with fellow winemaker Giorgio Dalla Cia, a single expression of Merlot became one of the Cape’s best.This highly regarded 2003 vintage features 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Polished, modern classic, stiffened with +-10% cab. Classy oak spice married with dark plum minerality on 03; elegant, with depth, length of fresh, intense flavours. Fine, ripe tannin will benefit from min 3-4 yrs softening; promises usual 9-10 yrs evolution. French oak, 80% new.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide (2007)

‘Saturated deep red. Complex nose melds plum, mocha, menthol and chocolate. Dense, supple and serious, with tobacco, earth and mineral tones to go with the plummy fruit. Soil-driven and slightly rustic merlot in an old-fashioned style but with strong material. Finishes with broad, palate-dusting tannins and good persistence.’ – 89/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com (2009)


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Estimate: R 6 000 - 8 000 

Sold for R 4 800
Which is R 5 462 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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