Meinert Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 'La Barry', Devon Valley

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Meinert Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 'La Barry', Devon Valley

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Tasting Note

This soft, supple wine could easily be from Bordeaux. It has a lovely combination of gentleness of texture with classic dryness, and a mix of red berry fruit and savoury herbiness, just like a refreshing claret. In common with all of Martin's wines, it has beautiful purity and precision of flavour, and superb balance.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Elegant & Silky

  • Meinert

  • Martin Meinert

  • South Africa

  • Coastal Region

  • Merlot

  • Merlot 63%, with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc

  • NV

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13%

  • 3.7g/l

  • 5.3g/l


The varieties are vinified separately and some of the Merlot is aged in tank with micro-oxygenation to preserve freshness. The Cabernets are aged in barrels for about a year before the blend is assembled. Bottled in Feb 2013.

Food Recommendation

A wine for every day that offers just that little bit more. Good for simply drinking as well enjoying with a meal - try with charcuterie, hard cheeses, olives, beef carpaccio or even a sirloin.

Customer Reviews

  • Could easily be a Bordeaux Cru Classé 'deuxième vin'

    I have tasted on many occasions the 'second wines' made by famous châteaux in Bordeaux. These are usually impeccably-made, and in a style that is more immediately enjoyable than the corresponding 'grand vin'. They are also less expensive, although this typically still means a price tag of £25-£100, depending on the prestige of the maker. Meinert's 'La Barry' is made very much along the same lines - soft, succulent and immediately enjoyable, with a classic, old-world dryness. This could easily be the 'deuxième vin' of a Cru Classé - but it is approachable in price, as well as in style.

    • 11110 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Tom King (Posted on 17/07/2018)

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