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.
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
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
|2009||Veritas 2012 Gold|
Platter’s 4 Stars
SA Terroir Wine Awards National Certificate for Top Merlot