Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018 – Reserve

R2 34000

PLEASE NOTE: The Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Reserve 2018 is sold in cases of 12 rather than the traditional 6.

R195 per bottle

Appearance: Deep ruby in colour with a prominent crimson rim.

Nose: The alluring dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blueberries are complemented sweetly by secondary aromas of American oak, cigar box and fruitcake. Just to round out the complex bouquet, this wine finishes with subtle hints of raspberries and cherries on the nose.

Palate: A complex experience of dark fruit and smooth, lingering tannins is rounded off beautifully by subtle oak notes and very well-balanced acidity. The long, consistent finish will leave you wanting more after every sip.

Food recommendations: This wine drinks very well on its own but pairs effortlessly with a wide range of homey foods such as roasted lamb and vegetables, rich beef steak and chicken. Pairing this wine with dark chocolate is also an experience not to be missed.

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RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT 2018 ANALYSIS

At Mischa Estate, we like to do things a little differently, because this way we can bring you the very best wines every time. Here we are with the Mischa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018.

Alcohol: 13.98 %vol (rounded to 14 %vol)
Residual Sugar: 2.69 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.68 g/l
pH: 3.52
VA: 0.71 g/l

RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT 2018 QUICK NOTES

APPEARANCE: Deep ruby in colour with a prominent crimson rim.

NOSE: Dark fruit aromas are complemented sweetly by secondary aromas of American oak, cigar box and fruitcake.

PALATE: Dark fruit and smooth, lingering tannins rounded off by oak notes and very well-balanced acidity.

PAIRING: Drinks well on its own, but pairs well with roasted lamb, steak and chicken, as well as dark chocolate.

AGEING: This wine is fine to drink right now, but can benefit from 5 to 7 years aging

Platters Ranking
★★★★ (87)

VITICULTURAL ANALYSIS

Cabernet Sauvignon is known as the king of grapes. Hailing from the Bordeaux region of France, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape variety in the world. Small, thick skinned berries allow for concentrated, deeply coloured wines and also resistance to a wide range of vineyard diseases.

On Mischa we select only the best grapes from our vineyards, thus creating only the best wines possible. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is left to mature to perfection using tight grained French and American oak.

Merlot is one of the 5 grape varieties used typically in Bordeaux blends but is also very popular as a single cultivar wine. Usually producing more delicate style red wines, Merlot typically blends very well with the bolder Cabernet Sauvignon.

At Mischa we blend a small amount of Cabernet Franc with our Merlot, and mature the wine in tight-grained French oak for 12 months to produce an absolute gem of a Merlot for everyone to enjoy.

MORE ABOUT THE MERLOT 2019

Yields per Hectare: 12 tons per Hectare
Cases produced: 1100 cases of 12
Appellation: Wine of Origin Western Cape
Filtration and fining: Minimum fining with a single pass filtration
Varietal composition: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon; 24% Merlot
Wood treatment: 10 Months in French oak