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The Old Museum Merlot 2018, Franschhoek Cellar

£9.20 £8.30 per bottle

About this wine

Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot displays attractive plum and black cherry aromas tinged with herbal tea, liquorice and gentle oak spice. Soft and juicy with mouth-filling summer berry flavours that finish smoothly with sour cherry succulence.  The Old Museum Merlot pays homage to the Franschhoek Museum and its fascinating display of French Huguenot ancestry at the heart of the Franschhoek valley.

Food pairing: Best served between 16°C and 18°C for easy social drinking with or without food. Great with spicy sausages, roast lamb, spaghetti bolognaise, pizza or cottage pie.

Ageing potential: Drinking well already, but may be cellared for up to 3 years from vintage.

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Producer Franschhoek Cellar
Category South Africa
Region Western Cape
Grape Merlot
Bottle Size 75cl
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes

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