Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.41
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.2 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red


Accolades
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2015
Platter’s 2018 - 3½ stars
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2014
Platter’s 2017 - 3½ stars
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve 2013
Platter’s 2016 - 3½ stars & Hidden Gem
Tasting Notes
Hints of cherries and mint with meat-spice and smoky undertones. Softly rounded and accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking.
Ageing Potential
Softly rounded and accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking.
Blend Information
91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc
Food Suggestions
Serve with meat dishes, grills and roast lamb.
In The Vineyard
Region: Stellenbosch
Soil: Duplex with some clay - Kroonstad
Locality: 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.
Yield: 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.

Other Vintages
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2016 Ken Forrester Merlot
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2015 Ken Forrester Merlot
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2014 Ken Forrester Merlot
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2013 Ken Forrester Merlot

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