South Africa

Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Merlot, 2019

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Rich and generous full-bodied Merlot

Full-bodied, opulent and soft. Aged in old french oak to emphasis the primary fruit profile. Ripe red and black plums, blackcurrant and black cherries dominate. In the background you get some light vanilla, nutmeg and dark chocolate. All with Merlot's trademark silky tannins and smooth finish

  • Vegan Friendly
  • Aged in old French Oak
  • "These wines are honest, true to type, and true to cultivar" Marc Kent, Cape Winemakers Guild

Food Pairing: Will pair well with richer foods and sauces. Try Beef Bourguignon, crispy duck pancakes or a chicken casserole

Cellaring: great Now to 2024

 

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

Boekenhoutskloof are the producers here and will be familiar to many Irish drinkers as also being behind the "Chocolate Block" range. Recognised as one of South Africa's largest producers, Porcupine Ridge represents their entry level line. This is a range has always punched well above it's weight. If you consider how good this is as a starting point, it will leave you wanting more from these experts and more from South African wine in general.

 

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