Saturday, July 20, 2013

Overgaauw Estate Merlot 2011 89+ Points

South Africa's original Merlot bottling, maiden vintage in 1982, powerful style, deserve lengthy aerating if open now.

Alcohol: high | 14% abv

Origin: Stellenbosch

Notes: blackberries | currants | cherries | peppery | cedar

Ideal drinking occasions: cool autumn to winter dinners

Serve with: wine marinated braised chicken with red peppers, bacon and mushroom

Drink: best revisited in 2015