Merlot in SonntagsBlick Tasting

De Trafford and Eagles’ Nest in the Top 10


Our colleagues from SonntagsBlick wanted to find out once again and undertook an international comparison of the «Merlot» grape variety. In the blind tasting, 51 Merlot wines from all over the world faced each other.

The SonntagsBlick’s big Merlot blind tasting took place on December the 17th, 2023. This time, the judges, sommeliers, Master of Wines and journalists awarded two South Africans an outstanding 17.52 points, catapulting them into the top 10.

Eagles’ Nest Merlot 2020 in 8th rank


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Merlot – 2020
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17.52 Points by BLICK

Careful work in the vineyard and cellar results in a wine with a bright ruby color, pure, structured fruit and enticingly firm yet flavorful tannins. As with all Eagles’ Nest red wines, there is a subtle peppery spiciness that makes this wine both distinctive. Aromas of mulberry, dark chocolate and tobacco add further complexity. The palate is full and structured, with balanced tannins and a concentrated, lingering finish.

9th rank for the 2017 De Trafford Merlot


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Merlot – 2017
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91 Points by James Suckling
4.5 Stars by Platter’s
17.52 Points by BLICK

Deep ruby red in the glass, with plums, dark cherries and cloves on the nose. Blackberries, leather and a herbaceous eucalyptus note on the palate.

KapWeine Tip

South Africa’s wines generally score highly in terms of value for money. The special terroir produces excellent wines of top quality. If you are looking for a high-quality wine, you don’t have to dig deep into your wallet for South African wines. You can get quality and great value for money for as little as CHF 10.

Article from «SonntagsBlick»,  17.12.2023

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