Saturday, March 29, 2014

Patriarche Pere et Fils Merlot 2011 89 Points

Growing up in Mauritius, I remember as a kid, Patriache Pere et Fils red wines in 2 litres bottle, do not asked me what they were!! was very popular on the island, and my grandmother always has a few cases in the kitchen, part of her every day tipple with dinner or Sunday lunchtime..... surprised and pleased to see it today at Ultra Liquors Wynberg!

Textbook Merlot offering exclusive to Ultra Liquors, impressively priced at R 39.83, you simply cannot beat that value, buy by the case load, will put to shame many excessively and unjustifiably local Merlot producers! Well done Mark Norrish on bringing this to your selections!

Alcohol: moderate | 13 % abv

Origin: Vin de France

Notes: plums | cherries | blackberries | spicy

Ideal drinking occasions: anytime for a good glass of Merlot!

Serve with: Pan fried or grilled sirloin with thyme, garlic and farm butter

Drink: now until 2017