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Excelsior Merlot South Africa
Like its white cousin, this is a great party wine and goes well with most foods or just on its own. Rich, juicy Merlot from a favourite Estate of ours. Much recommended by Real Wine Co customers. 45% of the blend was aged in french and american oak barrels for six months. The wine is exceptionally concentrated and fruity.MerlotSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2019750 ml14%+
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Château Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Reserve Merlot
The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed. Merlot dominated, soft but very well-structured fruit. Gold Medal winner in Los Angeles……and four other such competitions!
Drink now to 2023.MerlotUnoaked RedsFrance2018750 ml13-13.5%
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Château Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux “Intense” Merlot
The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed. Merlot dominated, soft but very well-structured fruit. A clutch of Gold Medals again!
Drink now to 2022.MerlotBig & Robust RedsFrance2018750 ml14%+
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Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Superieur Heritage Red
The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed, but with 80% Merlot. Very St-Emilion-esque! Multiple-Gold-Medal winner, this “Heritage” cuvee has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and is quite simply as typical a claret as you could wish for at a very affordable price. Drink now to 2024.
MerlotBig & Robust RedsFrance2016750 ml14%+
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Excelsior Gondolier Merlot
This Merlot pays homage to Gondolier, one of the most renowned thoroughbred racehorses bred at Excelsior. Six months after receiving extensive physiotherapy on an injury to his hind leg that had left him completely lame, Gondolier won the 1985 Durban July, South Africa’s most prestigious horse race. Today Gondolier is regarded as one of the legends of South African horse racing.
This Merlot comes from vines planted on calcareous soils and represent the best Merlot produced on Excelsior.
Deep ruby red colour with a black core. This wine is medium to full-bodied with aromas of blackcurrants, chocolate and earth. The wine has rich but exceptionally soft tannins and a long finish.MerlotSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2018750 ml14%+
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Case of six Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Le Grand Rossignol 2016 (Original Wooden Case)
A sort of Château Petrus vinous “tribute band”……A taste of £3000 wine for £25? Six fab bottles in their original wooden case.
New vintage 2016 just released and I will be stashing away a dozen or so bottles to opened on my 70th birthday (8 years away!)
It already has the following gongs;
Gold Medal at the 2018 Bordeaux wines Competition.
Gold Medal at the 2018 Brussels worldwide Competition.
Gold Medal – 90/100 – at the 2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.
Gold Medal at the 2018 Entre-Deux-Mers Wines Competition.
Gold Medal – 90/100 at the 2018 Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition.
Of the 2015 my tasting notes were;
“The colour is deep and seductive, dark and dense like essence of Ribena which indicates it will have a long life.
The nose still has some way to develop despite being decanted (into a magnum claret jug which Mrs H. and I received from Peter Sichel as a wedding present in 1986) some 10 hours before we drank it, but it really does exude parma violet Merlot scents alongside the cigar-box overtone resulting from the 16 months in new oak barrels.
We sipped and slurped our way through the two bottles as testified by our purple stained lips and teeth.
The taste revives my memories of 1984 tasting the 82s and 83s direct from the barrel. I enjoy young fine wine but I really must try and wait another year before tasting again.
It would be a shame to drink it all before it reaches its peak sometime in the next 10-20 years!”
“Deep black colour with purple tints. Powerful and complex bouquet of liquorice, black cherry, blackberry, graphite, cedar, toast… Extremely rich though elegant, its full, silky and coated tannins wrap you in softness. Mineral-toasty nuances on the long finish. A pure expression of its rare origin”.MerlotBig & Robust RedsFrance2016750 ml14%+
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