I first tasted this wine when it was released 12 months ago and thought it needed more time and it still seemed very young yesterday.
Mellasat ‘M’ 2003
WO Paarl 13.5% abv
Deep red colour. Initial taste impression is of a sweet softness with youthful berry fruits aplenty. There’s some creamy vanilla flavours and cedar wood on a lingering finish. It is not high in alcohol, but at times tasted a bit hot. I do wish I had kept this
wine for a few more years, because while it is pleasurable drinking now, I don’t think it is anywhere near its peak and I believe ‘M’ 2003 will mature into a very classy wine.
Mellasat’s intriguing name is an anagram of the first two letters of the Richardson family's first names.
2003 is the current vintage of ‘M’ and it is available in South Africa and the UK; stockist details on the Mellasat website.