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2008 Ken Forrester Merlot

Ken Forrester 2008 Merlot

Winery: Ken Forrester

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $22

Cases produced: 200

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: September 3, 2011

Wine Review: This ruby colored Merlot from opens with a strawberry, leather and mint bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very approachable. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry with nicely integrated oak and touch of chocolate. The finish is dry and its mild oak tannins linger slightly. The panel suggested pairing this wine with a mushroom burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This plush, supple Merlot displays juicy flavors of cherry, plum and licorice, backed by alluring hints of dark chocolate and spice. Soft tannins make it inviting and accessible.

Organic status: not organic

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