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KC Cabernet Merlot 2005

KC Cabernet Merlot 2005

Through the use of innovative production techniques and sourcing of high quality grapes from throughout the Cape Winelands.

2005 KC Cabernet Merlot is made in an approachable style using a combination of modern maturation techniques and traditional barrel ageing. The focus is on delivering accessible fruit flavours yet retaining elegance.

Tasting Notes

Ruby to deep garnet appearance, the nose is filled with aromas of ripe plums, cedar wood and subtle oak spice. A sweet fruit entry onto the palate gives way to firm tannins and texture akin to fine milk chocolate. The finish is long and punctuated by fresh red berry fruit flavours.

Maturation

Whilst it will improve in bottle for up to 5 years from the date of bottling, our suggestion is to drink it in its flush of youth, enjoying the fresh fruit flavours and soft tannins whilst still in their prime.

Barrel Aging

Fermentation and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques. Selected components were matured using micro-oxygenation techniques, whilst the remainder were barrel matured. After blending the wine rested a further 12 months in tank before bottling.

Wine Details

Vintage: 2005

Alcohol: 14.65 %
 vol

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l


pH: 3.63

Total Acid: 5.9 g/l

Composition: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot

Honours

Silver Michelangelo 2007


Gold & Trophy – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2008