Following their win of a gold medal at this year’s Veritas Awards for the Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Lanzerac Wine Estate recently received recognition for two of its wines at the Wine-of-the-Month Club Winemakers Awards.
The annual awards celebrate and reward winemakers whose wines have been selected by the Club’s 10 independent panellists in the past year. The Wine-of-the-Month Club selects hundreds of wines, of different types and styles, each year—all of which are assessed blind by the panel—and delivers them to its members, in different wine programmes.
The Lanzerac Merlot 2010 was selected by the club’s panel of independent and esteemed industry judges as the Best Merlot of the Year (of 160 wines tasted), whilst the Lanzerac Pinotage 2010 was selected as the Reserve Club Pinotage out of 20 wines tasted.
The Merlot 2010 reflects a deep red colour with hints of red berries and cocoa. On the nose flavours of chocolate, dark berries, pencil shavings, slight cigar box and vanilla, plums and blackberry are prominent. On the palate the wine shows a good balance tannin structure, rich body, with fruit and lingering on the aftertaste. Enjoy with duck, venison, casseroles or mature cheeses. Available from select retail outlets nationwide the wine retails for approximately R105 per bottle.
The Pinotage 2010 has an excellent deep colour, with ripe berries and plums on the nose and palate, with a good mouth-feel and lingering aftertaste. With five to ten years maturation it will start to acquire the velvet density and luxurious chocolate and caramel flavours of its very early Lanzerac predecessors. Described as a full-bodied, complex wine with a beautiful fruit/wood balance and a good tannin structure allowing it to age well. Available from select retail outlets nationwide at R115 per bottle, this is the wine perfect wine to enjoy with Malay curries, bobotie or venison
‘We are thrilled by this latest recognition as our hard work and team work is reaping the rewards, reaffirming ourselves as an estate known for producing excellent red wines,’ says winemaker Wynand Lategan.
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