Merlot () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older
The concentration of the Zorgvliet Merlot causes this wine to often be mistaken for its heavier brother - Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose reminds of black cherry, plum and sandalwood, with a hint of boegoe. The entry in the mouth is smooth with good dark chocolate focus on the mid palate and a somewhat dryish finish. There is a tight midpalate focus. The wine is full bodied and rich and will reward some aging.