Red, red wine! The epitome of Opulence

As I return from my trip to Cape Town and start winding down from the long weekend, prepping for the short week ahead, I must admit that there’s nothing quite like a good bottle of red wine to help you celebrate the end of a glorious long weekend. I recently came across a new brand of wine called Opulence from Merriment & co.


This is a premium, organic wine that can only be described as sooooo lekker! I’m not much of a wine connoisseur, just a regular working girl who knows what tastes good. I did however do a bit of research for those of you who are connoisseurs and I learned that this wine encompasses opulent flavours of dark fruit, violets and a slight hint of black pepper. Opulence wine is seductively smooth on the palate and has hints of oak and a lingering soft finish.


Opulence is an exclusive private reserve that’s bottled by a farm in the Western Cape, so yes Opulence wine is proudly South African and as we all know, local is lekker! The cape is experiencing a terrible drought at the moment, so let’s save water and drink more wine to celebrate all of life’s little luxuries.


I decided to host a date night at home with Dr.Bae to celebrate the end of the long weekend. So, we cracked open the bottle, but I must be honest, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful label on the bottle. This bottle looks premium and expensive. This is the type of bottle I would bring to a friend’s house because it looks great, the intricate swirls and gold embellishments make it eye-catching.

Dinner is served

Once I opened the bottle I immediately noticed the scent of the beautiful nectar inside the bottle. Dark fruits and deliciousness were certainly noticeable. I made lamb chops, butternut discs and avo for dinner and I must say, the wine complimented this dish beautifully. I really enjoyed this velvety smooth wine and bae did too. They say a glass of red wine a day is good for you, I’m keen to try that theory out for the week after finding this little local treasure. Opulence is a beautiful wine to drink as it’s tasty, smooth and easy to drink.


If you’re a fan of red wine and you’re looking for a new bottle to try, I would highly recommend giving Opulence a try. Opulence wine is available at most retailers, including Tops, PnP, Makro and Goodfellas and the RSP is R90,00 a bottle.


I’m in the mood for giving, so it’s a Sher thing in collaboration with Merriment&co will be giving away two bottles of Opulence wine valued at R180,00 so you can experience the deliciousness for yourself.

Comment on the blog and let us know if you’ve tried Opulence wine before and if you’re a red wine lover to stand a chance to win!

This competition is also open on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and is only available to participants over the age of 18.

Tamryn Sher
  • Monni
    Posted at 12:10h, 21 October Reply

    Thanks for your review. Where can I buy these wine? Couldn’t find it at Makro, Tops etc

  • Gary Johnson
    Posted at 07:07h, 20 July Reply

    I too noticed the label, looks amazing, have not see it on the shelves yet, but will look out for it and give it a try when I find it

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