Lanzerac Merlot Stellenbosch 2021


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Dating back to 1692, the Lanzerac Wine Estate boasts a rich history and is renowned as the birthplace of the first bottled Pinotage. Nestled at the base of the majestic Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch, it exudes a sense of timeless elegance.

Since 2005, Cellar Master Wynand Lategan has overseen the crafting of Lanzerac’s esteemed range of wines, consistently garnering awards. Collaborating closely with his team, Lategan has meticulously refined the collection to uphold Lanzerac’s reputation for excellence. In a dedicated effort to enhance quality, Lanzerac has embarked on significant vineyard developments since 2012, including the removal of old, virus-infected vines and substantial increases in Pinotage and Chardonnay plantings. These strategic initiatives promise a continued elevation in wine quality in the coming years, already yielding exceptional results with recent vintages. Lanzerac’s prowess spans both sumptuous reds and impeccably balanced whites, showcasing remarkable consistency in craftsmanship.

Aromas of exotic spices and hay are followed by inviting flavours of young berries, fresh cream and vanilla. Maturation in French oak barrels for 12-14 months adds dimension to this full-bodied wine with its soft, toasty finish.

Alcohol – 14% ABV

*Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

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Joe’s Judgements

Often when a producer grows a lot of different grapes, it can seem a bit like ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ kind of scenario, not in this case! Lanzerac just produce consistent, well-rounded wines at a reasonable price.

The Lanzerac Merlot 2021 is a beautifully structured red wine, fruity but rich. Aromas show a harmonious blend of luscious ripe red berries, intertwined with notes of cocoa, chocolate, and subtle hints of mint. This wine showcases nice velvety tannins, complemented by a sumptuous mouthfilling texture that envelops the palate. With a satisfyingly lingering finish, it leaves a lasting impression of depth and is an extremely well-made South African Merlot.

Well worth a try, showing what the Merlot grape can do when handled by a good winemaker.

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