2014 Meerlust "Red" Stellenbosch South Africa SKU #1308388

Price: $14.99

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Tasting Notes

Winemaker Notes: "52% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot. The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste."

Staff Reviews

  • Chris DePaoli
    By: Chris DePaoli
    K&L Staff Member
    The value of South African wines here in the states may be the best of any country in the world. We don't drink them enough and don't know them well, so the prices have yet to rise to value commiserate with their pedigree.This is a truly awesome Bordeaux blend from a winery a couple hundred years old. The entry-level edition of a wine that's won top international competitions and is featured in Michelin star restaurants from anywhere else would be impossible to find at this price, and we all can benefit from this oversight. The juice has a palette of rich, blackberry compote rhyming well with mocha and gentle bay leaf following a nose of jasmine wrapped plum and allspice. For a Cabernet it is lighter bodied than one expects for a new world offering, but the half new-oak aging is apparent if not boldly featured. I really like this wine, and think it offers a ton for the price, grab it for your next BBQ, Lamb Roast, or even Middle Eastern get together!
  • Blake Conklin
    By: Blake Conklin
    K&L Staff Member
    As the liaison for the Southern Hemisphere in our Hollywood location, I've always felt like South Africa was my goodest category, and the Meerlust Red is beyond exceptional, at the 15 dollar price point. Right bank style to it's the core, the Red possesses smooth and silky tannins, aromas of blueberries, vanilla, and flavors of plum, spice, and just about everything nice. This bottle was very approachable and a pleasure to drink either with some great BBQ or by itself.


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