Hartenberg Merlot 2015
Red fruit, dried plum and cranberries on the nose with hints of mint and dried herbs. Elegant palate with silky tannins and an elegant long finish.
IN THE CELLAR
Barrel Ageing in 18 months in French oak, 45% new, 40% 2nd fill, the balance in older French oak barrels.
Merlot pairs well with a range of foods. Panko crumbed pork with mustard cream sauce, roasted tomato pasta or a juicy hamburger with cheddar cheese topping.
4½ stars Platters SA Wine Guide
93 points Tim Atkin
GOLD MEDAL Decanter World Wine Awards
(the only South African Gold medal for Merlot)
Gold Medal Veritas Awards 2017