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David Finlayson The Berry Box Merlot 2021

David Finlayson The Berry Box Merlot 2021
David Finlayson The Berry Box Merlot 2021
A medley of small berry and fruit flavours including blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, mulberry and blackberry combine with a hint of anise and vanilla to give a wine that is instantly gratifying in flavour whilst showing good structure.
Technical Analysis
Wine Information

The Berry Box 2014
-Gold:  Gold Wine Awards

The Berry Box 2012
-86 points:  eRobert Parker
-UK Wine Merchant awards top 100

The Berry Box 2011
-88 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

The Berry Box 2010
-88 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine cellar
-Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 – Bronze Medal
-International Wine Challenge 2012 – Bronze Medal
-Classic Wine Magazine 2012 – Top 6 Wines

The Berry Box 2009
-89 points:  Stephen Tanzer
-Gold:  International Wine Challenge 2011 (One of only three SA red wines)

The Berry Box 2008 (Maiden vintage)
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Brand Group The Berry Box
Winemaker David Finlayson
Variety Merlot
BlendPercent 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

A variety of vinification methods were used in making the merlot. Open top fermentations with punchdown routines as well as closed fermentations and pumpovers were employed to suit the needs of each variety in the blend. The resultant, soft tannins and berry flavours have been blended to compose a modern, fruit driven wine with class.


16 Months Maturation in, 50% 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toasted and 50% 3rd Fill French Oak.


Mid-February to mid-March 2018

Vineyard Soil Type : Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay
Appellation : W.O. Stellenbosch
body Light
style Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Screwcap
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: The Berry Box
R100.00 per item
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