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2006 Thelema Merlot "Stellenbosch"

Thelema 2006 Merlot

Winery: Thelema

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stellenbosch"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: Spain

Price: $29

Cases produced: 200

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 16, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot opens with a smoky grilled meat like bouquet with hints of new leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth, and very Old World in style. The flavor profile is a smoky blackberry with notes of black currant, licorice, and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins drift away nicely. The panel thought this distinctive South African styled Merlot would pair perfectly with pot roast or a ribeye steak. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This classy, supple-textured Merlot charms with enticing aromas and flavors of red berries, blackcurrant, and plum. Subtle hints of tobacco, earth, and mint and a sexy, smoky quality make it an ideal partner for lamb chops and grilled meats.

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