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De Trafford Merlot Stellenbosch 2004

Member Review by David Kohl:

Anticipate a deep true red color with a nose of bright red berries, cherries and subtle notes of earth, nuts and spices. The wine is full-bodied yet elegantly restrained, and the palate is packed with complex fruit and fine tannins. It is finely textured with a classic long, dry finish. The wine was bottled unfiltered by hand, so expect some sediment. Pair it with veal chops, roast duck, creamy pastas and aged cheeses.

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De Trafford:
De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, right at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The history of wine growing on this mountain farm started with the purchase of the property in 1976 by the Trafford family as inaccessib... Read more
De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, right at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The history of wine growing on this mountain farm started with the purchase of the property in 1976 by the Trafford family as inaccessible grazing land. Many of the high altitude slopes were deemed suitable for high quality red grape varieties. Unfortunately, due to the absurd quota restrictions, planting a commercial vineyard had to wait 18 years. In 1983 a small vineyard was established to produce experimental wines - consumed by family and friends! These were our learning curve years ( 1984 - 1991 ), which included lots of help and advice from local winemakers and working experience in France, particularly in the Bordeaux area. Read less

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Snooth User: David Kohl
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0.00 5
02/21/2010

Anticipate a deep true red color with a nose of bright red berries, cherries and subtle notes of earth, nuts and spices. The wine is full-bodied yet elegantly restrained, and the palate is packed with complex fruit and fine tannins. It is finely textured with a classic long, dry finish. The wine was bottled unfiltered by hand, so expect some sediment. Pair it with veal chops, roast duck, creamy pastas and aged cheeses.


Snooth User: webtom
6996272
4.50 5
05/09/2008

Four and a half glasses



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