Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thread Lightly Paarl Merlot 2008 79 Points

Thread Lightly Paarl Merlot 2008 79 Points

South Africa first red wine In PET bottle, to offset carbon footprint, by Backsberg Estate

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

Clean, with medium plus intensity, plummy ripe dark stone fruit, earthy, tea like complexity, delicately oaked.

Dry with medium acidity, medium plus alcohol, medium tannin, new flavors of baked red fruit medley, earthy warm toasty farewell, good lenght and complexity, perfect now or until 2014, however please note because of the nature of the bottle a sell by date is indicated and this one is August 2011, for home drinking, good glass of everyday red

A great concept to offset glass bottle weight as well as reducing carbon emission.