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Spier Private Collection Merlot 2005

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Grapes from selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested at optimum ripeness, meticulously sorted, gently crushed and cooled to 10-12°C. Cold soaking preceded temperature-controlled fermentation; 15% of which occurred in open vats. The wine was matured in new French- and American- oak barrels; with only the finest wine selected for blending and bottling. Also contains 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.

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THE SPIER EXPERIENCE Spier is one of the Stellenbosch winelands’ most celebrated destinations. The wine farm has sweeping views of the Helderberg mountain range, and lies besides the calming waters of the Eerste River. While producing award-winning wine, and offering world-class hotel and conference facilities, we recognise that we are part of a rapidly changing world that requires a new wa... Read more
THE SPIER EXPERIENCE Spier is one of the Stellenbosch winelands’ most celebrated destinations. The wine farm has sweeping views of the Helderberg mountain range, and lies besides the calming waters of the Eerste River. While producing award-winning wine, and offering world-class hotel and conference facilities, we recognise that we are part of a rapidly changing world that requires a new way of doing things. We hope that a visit to our farm will inspire fresh insights, discovery and reflection as we journey together towards a sustainable future. Spier is located in the heart of South Africa’s primary wine-growing region, just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. We were one of the first organisations in South Africa to be accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa. Spier was also the first winery to be accredited by the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association. Read less
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Member Reviews for Spier Private Collection Merlot

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Snooth User: Euro98
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4.50 5
01/23/2011

I have enjoyed this bottle over the course of 3 days. During these 3 days I have experienced this wine to be very easy and full-bodied. I normally don’t like Merlot but this wine surprised me with notes of milk-chocolate and an almost untouchable hint of menthol. But also the very ripe plum and oak / or tobacco flavors where noticeably present. It all felt very juicy and composed in the mouth. This all while being almost creamy soft. Certainly a wine that will pass again.


Snooth User: DawnF1
17222616
4.50 5
04/28/2009

Four and a half glasses



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Tasting Notes:

Dark plum in colour, this wine shows sweet red berries and oak-derived aromas. A firm, full palate of litchi and plum promises excellent ageing potential.

Grapes from selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested at optimum ripeness, meticulously sorted, gently crushed and cooled to 10-12°C. Cold soaking preceded temperature-controlled fermentation; 15% of which occurred in open vats. The wine was matured in new French- and American- oak barrels; with only the finest wine selected for blending and bottling. Also contains 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.5% pH: 3.53
Sugar: 2.7 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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