2016 Keermont Merlot

Year: 2016
Appellation: Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa
Vinous Media: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$29.95

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"Medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas of redcurrant, plum, tobacco, peppery herbs and woodsmoke. Similarly a bit herbal, even tart, in the mouth but this is a smooth, easygoing Merlot with early appeal. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and lingering red berry and herb notes but lacks the depth for a higher score." (VM)

Winery Notes:
The Keermont Merlot 2016 has a deep ruby red color. Ripe red fruit and liqueur cherry aromas are complimented by classic dusty herb and thatch notes. The palate is dense, but soft. The wine shows good weight with dusty savory fruit character. Chalky tannins and good natural acid help to maintain a fresh elegance and a long, succulent dry finish. Best drinking: 2018-2028.