McLeish Estate has proudly produced quality Merlot since 1985. The wine displays great depth of flavour, with ripe, silky tannins. This wine seamlessly provides a balance of vibrant Merlot primary fruit qualities complimented by spicy complexity.
The optimal conditions prevailed with long warmer days, the Vintage conditions throughout the red harvest continued to be extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters.
Our vineyard was established in 1985 with the vines being hand harvested. Outstanding fruit is selected from the best vintages, the vines undergo fruit thinning prior to vintage, thus ensuring low yields and high quality fruit. The vineyard soil on the DeBeyers Road property is ideal with a mixture of sandy loam and red volcanic clay.
Cuisine: Roast beef, game, aged cheddar
Cellaring: 2020 to 2028