Merlot 2017

R 150.00


If classic elegance is more your thing, look no further than our distinguished and elegant Merlot.

The 2010 Merlot was one of the three De Grendel wines to receive Double Gold status at the 2013 Veritas Awards, and the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 vintages were all awarded Veritas Gold.

It has a beautiful gem-like ruby colour with garnet flashing around the edges and first reveals a delicate all-sorts of berries – red, black and blue – followed by the alluring aroma of aniseed, cedar and liquorice which are all carried through on the palette.

Rather than dominate, French oak adds support, while the structure comes from the tannins, as do the light mocha flavours. The texture is smooth and well-rounded, lingering a while to remind you of its balance and elegance.

Our Merlot is perfect with Sunday roast lamb and a perfect match for lamb shanks and you’ll be able to enjoy it for the next 5 years.



De Grendel Merlot 2017 - PDF

De Grendel Merlot 2016 - PDF

De Grendel Merlot 2015 - PDF

De Grendel Merlot 2014 - PDF

De Grendel Merlot 2013 - PDF

De Grendel Merlot 2012 - PDF

De Grendel Merlot 2011 - PDF



South African Wine Index 2018 Platinum

The Sommeliers Selection 2018 - Elegant/Classy Reds

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2017 Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2018 Gold


Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Gold

South African Airways Listings 2015 Premium Class

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2015 Double Gold

IWSC Silver
Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2014 Gold

Veritas 2014 Gold


Michelangelo Int Wine Awards 2013 Gold

Six Nations Wine Challenge 2013 Gold

Veritas 2014 Double Gold

Veritas 2012 Gold
Veritas Gold

Platter’s 4 Stars

SA Terroir Wine Awards National Certificate for Top Merlot

Veritas Gold

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