Meerlust Merlot 2001 - Winner of Merlot Category in the Tri Nations Wine Competition
07 September 2006 by Meerlust
At the Tri Nations award winning ceremony in Sydney on the 28th August 2006, Bob Campbell MW, announced that the Meerlust Merlot 2001 was the winner of the Merlot category.
Each year, three judges, Michael Fridjhon from South Africa, James Halliday from Australia and Bob Campbell from , select the best wines in each category from their own country. The judging process is held in New Zealand under the auspices of Chairman Robert Joseph. Sydney Hannes Myburgh , the owner of Meerlust comments “The Meerlust Merlot 2001 competed against 21 of the best Merlots from South Africa, Australia and . Of the top 5 Merlots selected, three of the wines came from New Zealand Australia and two from . We are very proud not only of our Merlot 2001, but that we as South Africans beat fierce competition from South Africa Australia and in the Merlot category. We had a very good 2001 vintage at Meerlust, with our Rubicon 2001 winning the New Zealand at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Trophy for Blended Red Wine ” London.
For further information on the Tri Nations competition, visit www.trinationswine.com or on Meerlust visit www.meerlust.co.za
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