Indaba Merlot 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This supple Merlot displays lip smacking aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, plum and chocolate, with notes of exotic spice and a slight hint of smoke. Versatile and approachable, it pairs well with pizza, pasta dishes, burgers and barbecued pork. Fermentation occured in stainless steel tanks, with pumpovers of one hour performed twice daily. The wine was pressed after 5 days and was oak aged for 6 months.

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Indaba:
“Indaba” is the Zulu word for “a meeting of the minds,” or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for a sharing of ideas. The brand was created as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa, and from its inception, the wines have conveyed the spirit of South Africa to American consumers. A portion of the proceeds from the Indaba wines supports a s... Read more
“Indaba” is the Zulu word for “a meeting of the minds,” or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for a sharing of ideas. The brand was created as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa, and from its inception, the wines have conveyed the spirit of South Africa to American consumers. A portion of the proceeds from the Indaba wines supports a scholarship for formerly disenfranchised South Africans who are interested in wine-related careers. Through growth of the brand and via the affiliated scholarship, Indaba is proud to be a part of the positive changes that are altering the face of South Africa’s wine industry. Read less

External Reviews for Indaba Merlot

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The Indaba 2007 Merlot offers a mouth-filling and seamlessly ripe, if relatively light-bodied rendition of this ubiquitous variety, featuring ripe cherry, beet root, dark chocolate, and licorice. The finish hints at the wine's six grams of residual sugar and 14.5% alcohol, but by no means in any obvious or imbalanced way.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A lovely nose, delicately perfumed with plum, cherries and flowers, is followed by elegant, approachable flavors of plum, smoke, mocha and blackberry. An all-around good red that will pair well with duck and soft cheeses.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Fresh, medium-weight grape and berry flavors, with a slightly dusty finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Fresh and juicy, with ripe blackberry and plum fruit and notes of mocha and toast. Soft, easy finish. Fine value. Drink now.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/11/2013

This supple Merlot displays lip smacking aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, plum and chocolate, with notes of exotic spice and a slight hint of smoke. Versatile and approachable, it pairs well with pizza, pasta dishes, burgers and barbecued pork. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The ruby-colored 2000 Cape Indaba Merlot has a nose reminiscent of Pinot Noir, filled with red cherries and Asian spices. This light to medium-bodied Merlot exhibits sweet red fruit and hoisin sauce flavors. It is structured, somewhat foursquare, but appealingly flavorful and forward.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Lightly bodied with very well done flavors of blackberry and plum. Slightly spicy and a touch earthy. Try with barbecue or light cheeses.


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This supple Merlot displays lip smacking aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, plum and chocolate, with notes of exotic spice and a slight hint of smoke. Versatile and approachable, it pairs well with pizza, pasta dishes, burgers and barbecued pork. Fermentation occured in stainless steel tanks, with pumpovers of one hour performed twice daily. The wine was pressed after 5 days and was oak aged for 6 months.

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