Merlot, Elgin Vintners, Elgin, South Africa 2015
Regular price £18.85
The Elgin Vintners are a partnership of six dedicated grape growers who, believing in the excellence of the terroir and diversity of their vineyards, have combined their resources to cultivate and produce a range of high quality wines. They hail from the beautiful Elgin Valley, a high inland plateau completely surrounded by mountains, 70 kilometres along the coast from Cape Town. This cool-climate region was long known for its apple orchards but since the turn of the century, quality conscious winemakers have been taking advantage of the temperate conditions, afforded by the high altitudes and cooling winds from the Atlantic, to grow exemplary Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
A distinguished Merlot, combining blend of bold plum, blackberry, and blueberry fruit with distinctive notes of violet, cardamom and walnut. Plush, silky tannins give a luxurious mouthfeel, followed by a pure and refreshingly savoury finish.