The Seventeen Twelve from Nabygelegen Private Cellar is a Merlot-centered Bordeaux-style blend. The Merlot gives the wine a juiciness, while the Cabernet Sauvignon lends excellent structure.
This is a graceful red which opens with mint choc-chip followed by juicy cherries, berries, blackcurrants and ripe plums. Expect whispers of leather and polish also. The tannins are rounded and the taste profile comes full circle with mint appearing at the end again.
It pairs perfectly with roast lamb.
Bordeaux Style Blend
60 % Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Medium- to Full-bodied Red