Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
All the vineyards were green harvested during veraison to reduce yield and increase concentration and fruit definition.
Extensive canopy management, leaf removal and bunch selection were practised to ensure a uniformly ripe and healthy crop.
Winemaking and Maturation
The wine has a deep, opaque plum-black appearance, very bright and youthful. The nose exhibits lifted cassis, plum and mineral notes with intense stony and graphite aromas. The palate is full yet elegant where the bouquet follows through and the intensity of fruit is balanced by vibrant acidity and sleek, polished tannins.
The palate is lingering and finishes clean with lingering dark fruit flavours. Elegant, well-structured wine with a long lingering finish