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2018 Riebeek Merlot "Swartland"

Riebeek 2018 Merlot

Winery: Riebeek

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Swartland"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Swartland

State or country: South Africa

Price: $13

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: July 4, 2020

Wine Review: The South African Merlot from Riebeek is a dark ruby color in the glass, with aromas of ripe red berries, tobacco leaf and chocolate. It is easy drinking and approachable with a medium body and juicy medium-plus acidity. There are flavors of red plum, black currant, black olive and black tea. The finish is slightly tart and dry, with dusty tannins and a touch of heat. This is a weeknight wine to have with your bacon cheeseburger. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: Bright, red berry fruit with subtle hints of herbs on a soft, silky finish. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. Enjoy with pasta or light meat dishes.

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