Leopard's Leap Merlot
This medium-bodied, red fruit-driven South African Merlot is made in a New World style. We recommend enjoying a glass with a roasted tomato-based pasta or beef brisket, or with rich, cheesy gratins and an open-fire grilled steak. The more adventurous can experiment with dark chocolate-inspired desserts.
Nose: Prominent red fruit aromas of raspberry and cherries. Subtle sweet oak flavours complements the fresh fruit flavours.
Palate: Juicy, fruity flavours coupled with an elegant tannin structure, make for smooth and well-balanced wine with a lingering after-taste.
Ageing: 40% of this wine was matured in 225-litre French oak barrels for a period of 12 months. The balance was oak-staved for 6 months, with added micro-oxygenation.