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2014 Keermont Merlot - 87 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas of redcurrant, plum, tobacco, peppery herbs and woodsmoke. Similarly a bit herbal, even tart, in the mouth but this is a smooth, easygoing Merlot with early appeal. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and lingering red berry and herb notes but lacks the depth for a higher score. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Vinous  (May 2017), 87 pts

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2015 Keermont Merlot - 91 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"It says Merlot on the label, but there’s also some Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in the blend here, bringing some backbone and freshness. Floral and quite forward, this is sappy and fine with filigree tannins, stylish oak and tangy acidity. 2018-23"

- Tim Atkin (South Africa 2017 Special Report), 91 pts

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2016 Keermont Merlot - 90 PTS - WA

wa90“Minty with fynbos nuances on the nose, aromas of sage and fern waft out of the glass of the 2016 Merlot, with a focus on plum and dark berry tones with soft oak spices. The palate is expressive with a soft smoky tone and espresso bean that lingers through to the mid-palate, showing a focused structure, energetic acidity and balanced tannins. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is focused and lingers long with precision and subtle green flavors. This is a delicious Merlot. – Anthony Mueller"

- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, March 2020), 90 pts


2017 Keermont Merlot - 92 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"It says Merlot on the label, but this is always a blend with other varieties - 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec in the case of the 2017. Serious and intense, with appealing depth and grip, a core of bramble and raspberry fruit, a hint of oak spice and plenty of structure and concentration. 2022-29"

- Tim Atkin (South Africa 2020 Report), 92 pts