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Nelson Estate Cabernet Merlot 2012

The Nelson Estate Cabernet Merlot is a rich, chocolately Bordeaux style red wine blend from the Paarl wine region of South Africa. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a small amount of Petit Verdot grapes this wine was barrel aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak prior to release.

This wine is very aromatic with blackcurrant and blackberry on the nose complimented with smoky and cigar box characters. It is a full-bodied wine with elegant supple tannins and long lingering aftertaste with a spicy hint on the palate.


Wine File
Nelson Wine Estate
South Africa
Coastal Region
Sub Region:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot
Bottle Size:
Natural Cork
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The Producer Nelson Wine Estate | Paarl, South Africa

Nelson Wine Estate Paarl South Africa

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The Region Coastal Region | South Africa

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The Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon

Organic Vineyard with covercrop

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The Primary Grape Merlot

Organic Vineyard with crop cover in vines

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