Plaisir de Merle Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Member Review by Peter Choy:

Appearance: Clear, medium(-) intensity lemon-green, legs Nose: Clean, medium(-) intensity, youthful, gooseberry, green apple, lime, steely Palate: Dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium(-) body, medium (-) intensity, lime, gooseberry, green apple, steely, medium(-) length, with well-defined fruit, refreshing acidity. A bit too thin but still got refreshing ripeness and overall harmonious. Conclusion: Acceptable quality because of its short length and lack of complexity. The good fruit and typical Sauvignon Blanc characters are quite strong though. Ready to drink now but can keep.

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Plaisir de Merle:
The soaring peaks of the Simonsberg Mountain have long served as a guardian to the birth, renaissance and continuing triumph of Plasir de Merle. For it is on the rolling foothills of this majestic mountain that vineyards thrive, producing grapes of exceptional quality and richness that would have found favour with its Hugenot founder Charles Marias. He was granted the land in 1693 having fled ... Read more
The soaring peaks of the Simonsberg Mountain have long served as a guardian to the birth, renaissance and continuing triumph of Plasir de Merle. For it is on the rolling foothills of this majestic mountain that vineyards thrive, producing grapes of exceptional quality and richness that would have found favour with its Hugenot founder Charles Marias. He was granted the land in 1693 having fled religious persecution in France. A deeply spiritual man, this land was his rebirth, a magnificent redemption where his spirit took hold, and continues to flower to this day. Under his inspired grandson Jacob Marais, the estate grew to be the finest in the region. He built the manor house in 1764; with its elegant gable it remains of the earliest and finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Through various consolidations the modern Plasir de Merle took shape, eventually passing by marriage to the Hojo family in the 19th century, and after several short tenures came under the ownership of Stellenbosch Farmers Winery in 1964. Read less

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Snooth User: Peter Choy
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2.50 5
02/24/2011

Appearance: Clear, medium(-) intensity lemon-green, legs Nose: Clean, medium(-) intensity, youthful, gooseberry, green apple, lime, steely Palate: Dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium(-) body, medium (-) intensity, lime, gooseberry, green apple, steely, medium(-) length, with well-defined fruit, refreshing acidity. A bit too thin but still got refreshing ripeness and overall harmonious. Conclusion: Acceptable quality because of its short length and lack of complexity. The good fruit and typical Sauvignon Blanc characters are quite strong though. Ready to drink now but can keep.




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