Uva Mira Vineyards Stellenbosch Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 88+ Points
Clear, garnet with slight brown rim, showing evolution.
Clean, very expressive nose, starting to develop secondary aromas, ripe blueberries, cassis and blackcurrant, fragrant, earthy, oaky but well integrated, possibly small French oak, over 25% new? the oak lending graphite, cedar, spicy paprika note.
Dry with medium plus acidity, possibly acidified, medium tannin, very high alcohol though (14.5%), tannins drying out, good grip, but still ample fruit to support the well structured palate, crunchy, elegant, Medoc like, developing very well, sweet pure red fruits lingers, medium plus complexity and length, will develop until 2018, and should drink well up to 2023, if cellared properly.