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Ernie Els Merlot 2009
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Louis Strydom
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.55 %vol
pH : 3.7
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.4 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.57 g/l
SO2 : 81 mg/l
Free SO2 : 32 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Body : Soft


Accolades
Wine Enthusiast magazine (USA)- 90 Points
Tasting Notes
The beauty of this exceptional 2009 vintage immediately shows in the bright purple colour and shimmering edge. Notes of cherries, plums and rasberries line a lively nose, following through to a full but spritely and elegant palate. There is an enduring combination of subtly and power with the rich ripeness balancing silky tannins and a lushes texture. This suave merlot is difficult to put down, even at this embryonic stage!
Ageing Potential
Expect the finely-etched tannins to ease with time and become even softer and more stylish.
Blend Information
100% Merlot

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Annandale Road (R44) P.O. Box 7595, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa
Ernie Els Wines (Pty) Ltd      2004/008991/07
Proprietor: E. Els & H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein - Directors: S. Makin, E. Oblowitz, M. Sander, L. Strydom, H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein, J. Von Staff-Reitzenstein