Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2016

Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2016

Hints of cherries and mint with meat-spice and smoky undertones. Softly rounded and accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking.

Serve with meat dishes, grills and roast lamb.

variety : Merlot [ 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : Ken Forrester
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2015
Platter’s 2018 - 3½ stars
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve Pat’s Garden 2014
Platter’s 2017 - 3½ stars
Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve 2013
Platter’s 2016 - 3½ stars & Hidden Gem

ageing : Softly rounded and accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking.

in the vineyard : Region: Stellenbosch
Soil: Duplex with some clay - Kroonstad
Locality: South-south-west

about the harvest: Hand harvested in individual parcels and selected for quality to get the ripest possible, balanced Merlot from our very finest soils, influenced by the cool S/E wind during the ripening season.
Yield: 8 tons per hectare

in the cellar : The wine was matured in selected French oak barrels for 12 months and blended with a small fraction of Cabernet Franc for structure and complexity prior to bottling.