Lot 19 | 2004
Full-bodied wine with outstanding balance.
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- Merlot 100%
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South Africa is once again on the rise. In the 1980s, South Africa far outpaced Australia, Chile, and Argentina, but because of Apartheid sanctions quickly disappeared from the US wine market. A new government and tremendous reinvestment in South Africa (70% of their vines are less than 16 years old!) have put them back on the map as they are now the 7th-largest wine-producing country in the world. Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, in their World Atlas of Wine, noted "Surely the most beautiful wine country on the face of the Earth is South Africa's Stellenbosch." Located on the Southern Cape of South Africa, hundred-year-old soils and maritime-influenced climate make for amazing wines. Best of all, positive exchange rates make for a phenomenal value!