In what must be a record for an SA wine competition, we post the top six quality value Merlots less than an hour after the tasting finished. Here gallery manager Shelley Gunter holds the best quality value Merlot from Bonnievale. It retails for R42 but we reckon its worth R110.74 – R10.04c better value than the Merlot from Perdeberg.
Producer RRP Quality-value
Bonnievale Unpretentious Merlot 2012 R42.00 R110.74
Perdeberg Winery Merlot 2012 R42.00 R100.70
Du Toitskloof Cellar Merlot 2013 R40.00 R94.06
Obikwa Merlot 2013 R28.00 R52.91
Rooiberg Winery 2012 R37.50 R66.64
Vrede en Lust The Red Lady Merlot 2013 R62.00 R103.61