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Concentrated berries with savoury notes of dried fynbos, lavender and fresh rosemary make Steenberg Merlot the ideal fireside comforter on chilly autumn or winter days. Crafted from vines on the cool Steenberg foothills, the fresh and vibrant 2015 vintage is richly rewarding, with a mouthful of plum, dark chocolate and black olives. Made for the long haul with the tannin and acidity in perfect balance, the Steenberg Merlot 2015 has the potential to age beautifully for up to 15 years. It’s also a slam dunk with red meat. Chef Kerry Kilpin of Steenberg’s popular Bistro Sixteen82 recommends a delicious grilled sirloin drizzled with a whisky and black pepper jus and a green pea and tomato salsa. The Steenberg Merlot 2015 is available at a cellar door price of R175.