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2009 Keermont Red Blend - 93 PTS -

"The 2009 Keermont is a blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and for the first time, 5% Petit Verdot raised for 24 months in 2nd and 3rd fill oak. It has a ripe, voluptuous bouquet of kirsch, mulberry, singed leather and truffle that gain definition with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with supple red berries, balsamic, dried tobacco and undergrowth. It is brimming with character and offers wonderful focus and composure towards the sensual finish. This is a worthy follow-up to the outstanding 2008 and 2007. Drink now-2018. Keermont was one of the most impressive Stellenbosch wines that I encountered during my trip last year – once I could entice winemaker Alex Starey away from his surfboard. Fortunately, when not riding waves he continues to find time making his superb wines." (Neil Martin, Issue# 204, December 2012), 93 pts

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