Ken Forrester Reserve Merlot
VINEYARD: Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, their vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines.
WINEMAKING: Hand harvested in individual parcels and selected for quality to get the ripest possible, balanced Merlot from our very finest soils, influenced by the cool S/E wind during the ripening season. The wine was matured in selected French oak barrels for 12 months and blended with a small fraction of Cabernet Franc for structure and complexity prior to bottling.
TASTING NOTES: This wine displays hints of cherries and mint with meat-spice and smoky undertones. Softly rounded and accessible, it has got balanced tannins for early drinking.