Wine tasting note: 1996 Von Ortloff Merlot

1996 Von Ortloff Merlot

27th Aug 1998 GBP7 South Africa Table Red

Deep red/purple to red/brown - starting to mature?
Rich plum and berry fruit on the nose with plenty of oak and alcohol - still young and simple.
Medium bodied with crunchy cassis and plum fruit and a touch of cedar. Crisp acidity, warm layers of alcohol and some spicy oak coming through on the finish.
Should be very good but needs two to five years.

Wine Tasting: Old World - New World