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Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Marius Malan
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0 g/l
SO2 - 105 mg/l
Free SO2 - 45 mg/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red


This wine was awarded 4 stars by Platter in 2017, confirming the winemaker’s view that the wine would benefit from ageing.

Tasting Notes

This wine shows opulent aromas of prunes, black berries and cassis, with an undertone of gun smoke and cigar box. The palate is smooth, integrated with a soft acid finish that complements the structure of the wine. The wine will benefit from ageing, getting better each year.

Blend Information

Merlot 80% Shiraz 20%.

Food Suggestions

This wine can be enjoyed with any meat dish, but in particular with sushi, duck, chicken and ostrich.

Additional Information

New wine maker Ronell Wiid said this about the wine:

"2011: plum colour with savoury earthy overtones on the nose; a full, mature, rich middle palate, gentle plummy fruit; the tannins have grip, without being uncomfortable. I think it is a worthy Platter 4* wine."

Platter 2017 comments: Balanced and harmonious blend of Merlot and Shiraz. Shows savoury cured meat flavours, lifted by fresh dark berries.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2013 Ronell Wiid Merlot
Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2011 Marius Malan Merlot
Pro Amico Merlot Shiraz 2010 Marius Malan Merlot


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