Inky dark in color with a nice dark berry and oaky nose. On the mid palate the wine displays vibrant fruit forward dark berry notes, along with some mild mocha … On the medium length in finish the wine displays some nice peppery notes, noticeable more so without food along with some mild tannins and acidity, nice and dry. This is more of a drink now, fruit forward wine, so don’t buy a lot but it’s delicious, yumm… I would give it an 88 or so, which for the price is excellent IMHO. We paired it with a striploin steak and it went perfectly, did I mention yum? From the LCBO web site, check stock.
The 2019 Meerlust Red is a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Initially a little reticent on opening, this wine quickly sheds its broody, sulky, spicy veil to reveal a wonderfully complex aromatic array of black plum, black berry compote, orange peel, Christmas pudding over hints of pressed violets, sweet cedar spice and graphite nuances. The palate is plush and fleshy from the word go, showing an open knit, expressive opulence of red currant, bramble berry, black currant, sweet oak spice, black tea and a sleek texture that simply embraces the palate and makes you go back again and again for another sip. Refreshingly vibrant and impressively generous, I suspect this wine will age surprisingly well for over 10+ years even though it’s simply a cracking drinker right now on release. Hats off to the entire Meerlust crew. Score – 92. (gregsherwoodmw.com, Oct. 17, 2021)
- Release Date July 16, 2022
- Alcohol/Vol 14.5%
- Made In Stellenbosch, South Africa
- By Meerlust
- Sugar Content 3 g/L
- Varietal Red Blend