Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.47
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red


Accolades
Ken Forrester Merlot 2011
  • Platter’s 2015 - 3½ stars

  • Ken Forrester Merlot 2010 
  • Platter’s 2013 - 4 stars

  • Ken Forrester Merlot 2009 
  • Robert Parker - 88 points
  • IWSC 2011 - Silver
  • Platter’s 2012 - 3 ½ stars
  • Tasting Notes
    Hints of cherries and mint with meat-spice and smoky undertones.
    Ageing Potential
    Softly rounded and accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking.
    Blend Information
    95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
    Food Suggestions
    Serve with meat dishes, grills and roast lamb.
    In The Vineyard
    Region : Stellenbosch
    Soil : Duplex with some clay – Kroonstad
    Aspect : south, south-west
    About The Harvest
    Hand harvested in individual parcels and selected for quality to get the ripest possible, balanced Merlot from our very finest soils, influenced by the cool S/E wind during the ripening season.
    Yeild: 8 tons per hectare
    In The Cellar
    The wine was matured in selected French oak barrels for 12 months and blended with a small fraction of Cabernet Franc for structure and complexity prior to bottling.

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    Tel: +27.218552374   Fax: +27.218552373   Email: tasting@kenforresterwines.com  
    Scholtzenhof farm, 96 Winery Road P.O. Box 1253 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa