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Dieu Donné Merlot 2016 – Somewhat Reminiscent of Cabernet Franc on the Nose

Dieu Donné, Merlot 2016, Franschhoek, South Africa, Wine Casual

Dieu Donné, Merlot 2016, Franschhoek, South Africa

Tasting Note: A merlot that is somewhat reminiscent of cabernet franc on the nose, but definitively merlot on the palate.

Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, raspberry, strawberry or blossom.

On the palate the dry, medium-bodied merlot has soft, ripe, medium tannin with a mix of red and black fruit.

There is also flavor concentration.

Bottle Note: A full bodied merlot with minerality, dark berry fruit flavors and a soft broad tannin structure. Aged for eighteen months in French oak barriques.

Rating: 91 points
Price: $11 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 130 South African Rand (ZAR)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Tasted: Dieu Donné Winery Tasting Room, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 22, 2018

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