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John X Merriman Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.125 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Shirish Bhide

Black fruits with a hint of stalkiness. Long finish. Could spend another year or two in the bottle.

Black fruits with a hint of stalkiness. Long finish. Could spend another year or two in the bottle.

Feb 27th, 2016
Amber Seitz

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Mar 9th, 2017
Jeff D
8.9

A classical Claret from Stellenbosch, medium-weight with attractive tobacco leaf character complementing its just-ripe black currant. Harmonious blend of 49 Cab, 38 Merlot, 8 Franc, 3 Petit Verdot, 2 Malbec

A classical Claret from Stellenbosch, medium-weight with attractive tobacco leaf character complementing its just-ripe black currant. Harmonious blend of 49 Cab, 38 Merlot, 8 Franc, 3 Petit Verdot, 2 Malbec

Mar 6th, 2017
Michael Malpiedi

Pepper and menthol! Complex and delightful

Pepper and menthol! Complex and delightful

Jul 9th, 2016
JJ Lumia

Prominent bouquet of currant. Sour cherry, currant and clove are all present on the palate, ending with smoky notes. Medium-bodied; the finish is short and a bit thin, which is disappointing. The tannins are still pretty firm, so give this some more time so they can settle down. Smooth and enjoyable but not for everyone. I picked up for $20 at Costco; I wouldn't pay more than that.

Prominent bouquet of currant. Sour cherry, currant and clove are all present on the palate, ending with smoky notes. Medium-bodied; the finish is short and a bit thin, which is disappointing. The tannins are still pretty firm, so give this some more time so they can settle down. Smooth and enjoyable but not for everyone. I picked up for $20 at Costco; I wouldn't pay more than that.

Jun 30th, 2016
Jonathan Keytel

Great, smooth snd delicious.

Great, smooth snd delicious.

Dec 18th, 2015
Nicole EC

Loved this!!! A true Meritage. Picked up from Costco by my husband who has great taste in great wine.

Loved this!!! A true Meritage. Picked up from Costco by my husband who has great taste in great wine.

Nov 8th, 2015
Thabiso Mohohlo

Still holding it's own with great acidity. Nice and plummy. Could use another 5 years or so of maturation

Still holding it's own with great acidity. Nice and plummy. Could use another 5 years or so of maturation

Oct 18th, 2015
Simon Burke-Kennedy

Not too heavy. Nice on a Friday night.

Not too heavy. Nice on a Friday night.

Nov 7th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Greg had this 4 years ago

Greg had this 4 years ago

Feb 15th, 2016