Platter * * * * – Forward cherry & plum aromas in 2017, & some bold bay & mint chocolate. Opulent & soft textured, with a generous fruit expression on the palate. As harmonious as last.
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 and sandalwood. The entry in the mouth is slightly grippy with good dark chocolate focus on the mid palate and a somewhat dryish finish. The wine is full bodied and rich and will reward some aging.
Alcohol : 14.55 % vol
TA : 5.9 g/l
Sugar : 2.7 g/l
pH : 3.45