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Meerlust Red 2020

Meerlust Red 2020

The second wine of Meerlust's flagship Rubicon wine, the Meerlust Red, due to weather vagaries and Meerlust’s exacting quality requirements is only produced where the vintage is deemed not quite worthy of their flagship red blend Rubicon. Therefore, in rare years, the collector’s Meerlust Red is produced but for a fraction of the price of the Rubicon. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged in French oak for 17 months, expect intense fresh red fruit combined with floral, spicy notes in a medium-bodied wine with a soft, silky texture. Great value!

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Product Info

Vintage

2020

Country

South Africa

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

14%

Product Description

Wine Press Ratings

92 Points - Wine Safari Score, Greg Sherwood MW (2019)

Tasting Notes

The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim. Bright and vivacious in the glass, very youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are very soft and silky with fresh acidity and a focused, linear flavour profile. The wine has a persistent and long lasting aftertaste.

Ageing Potential: 8-10 years from vintage date

Blend: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

 

About the Producer

Long recognised for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.

Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character.

In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours. The soils consist of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for producing concentrated, complex wines.

Delivery

FREE STANDARD DELIVERY for all CELLAR MASTER MEMBERS on orders over £49
For Classic Members and Non-Members, FREE STANDARD DELIVERY applies to all orders over £99 * or £9.99 for orders under £99 *

* After any discount has been applied, a delivery surcharge is applicable to certain postcodes. (See below for affected postcodes)

All orders delivered within 1-3 working days **

** Deliveries to postcodes highlighted below may take an additional 2 working days.

Please contact us should you have any specific delivery requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.

You will receive an SMS and prior to your delivery being made from our delivery courier (Parcelforce) with options to manage your delivery. 

En-Primeur Wines are subject to their own Delivery and Return Policy - click here to find out more.

Postcode Exceptions

£19.99 for deliveries under £99, £9.99 for deliveries over £99. 

Northern Ireland - BT

Scottish Highlands - AB31 to AB38, AB40 to AB56, IV1 to IV28, IV30 to IV32, IV36 & IV40, IV52 to IV54, IV63, KW1 to KW14, PA21 to PA38, PH4 to PH41, PH49, PH50

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Unfortunately we are not able to deliver to the following locations

Channel Islands  / BFPO / PO Boxes / Anywhere outside of the UK

In the unfortunate event of any issues you may have with your delivery, please contact our Customer Service team and we will investigate this for you.

TastingBOX

The TastingBOX is delivered free of charge by UK Royal Mail Tracked 48hr to UK addresses only. 

Returns & Refunds

As indicated in our Quality Promise we will happily refund or exchange any faulty bottles. All we ask is the bottles in question are returned to us at least half full for verification purposes. If a bottle is broken on delivery we will also replace or refund it but we do require photographic evidence of the breakage. Equally we can arrange for the bottles to be collected the next time you receive a delivery from us.

Should we be unable to fulfil any part, or all of an order, Perfect Cellar (Beyond the Bottle Ltd) will suggest comparable substitutions. You are free to refuse these suggestions and are eligible for a full refund of relevant parts of the order.

In all instances, Perfect Cellar (Beyond the Bottle Ltd) must be informed of any claim within 24 hours of receipt of delivery by email or telephone. All refunds will be issued after we have received and approved the faulty items and the amount will be re-credited to your account within 30 days. The amount refunded will be equal to the full amount paid for the relevant products at the time of purchase and must be made by the same payment method as the original sale.

If you choose to cancel your contract of sale with Perfect Cellar (Beyond the Bottle Ltd) you may do so within 30 days of receipt of the goods. If the goods have already been dispatched they must be returned to us unopened and undamaged, and Perfect Cellar (Beyond the Bottle Ltd) will not be liable for any costs associated with the original or return delivery. 

No refund can be given when a case has left bond as the value will be affected. Individual bottles of Fine Wine will be considered for refund on a case-by-case basis.

We advise contacting our Customers Services team before making any claim to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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Vintage

2020

Country

South Africa

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

14%

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