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Meerlust Estate

Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2017
  • ABV: 14,3%
  • Origin: Stellenbosch/South Africa
  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

Description

Growing fine wines on the Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, beginning in 1756. Long recognized for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history. The first owner of the property, a German immigrant named Henning Huising, recognized the beauty and potential of the farm and settled here in 1693. He named his new-found home "Meerlust", meaning "pleasure of the sea", as the ma r house sits on a granite outcrop only 5 km from False Bay, and in the warm summer months the vineyards are refreshed by ocean breezes and evening mists which roll in from the coast. The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvig n 2016 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the se the wine shows pro unced plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box tes with lifted dark fruit aromas. There is the characteristic hallmark aromas of fennel and liquorice associated with Meerlust Cabernet. On the palate the wine is full bodied but with richness of fruit and supple tannic structure typical of 2016.

 

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