Friday, April 15, 2011

Cape Atlantic Western Cape Merlot 2008 85 Points

Cape Atlantic Western Cape Merlot 2008 85 Points

Medium clear, bright, cherry red with slight brown rim, medium plus concentration, medium plus viscosity, no gas or sediment.

Clean, medium plus intensity, ripe plums, dark red fruits of the forest, earth / gravelly with dark chocolate note, light oaking with some cedar wood complexity.

Dry with some residual sugar, medium plus acidity, medium plus alcohol, medium tannins, ripe structure and powerful, new flavours of ripe to jammy plums / prunes, but balanced with enough freshness, savoury black olives, juicy and bold, medium length and medium complexity.

A Merlot made by Cederberg winery, with mostly home grown fruit, exceptionally well priced, honest, perfect for uncomplicated drinking or your Sunday lunch beef roast and Yorkshire pudding, now until 2017, as the saturated fruit will keep it going for a while!