Meerlust Rubicon, South Africa.

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Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument. Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary too.

Meerlust Rubicon, South Africa.

  • Product Type: Red Wines
  • Country:  South Africa
  • Region: Stellenbosch
  • Producer: Meerlust Estate
  • Vintage:  2016
  • Alcohol:  13.9%
  • Grape Varieties: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

Tasting Notes: The Rubicon no doubt a result of the high Merlot and Cabernet Franc composition. Wonderful exotic aromas of plum, sandalwood and perfume, still with a touch of creamy vanilla. The palate is medium bodied with a forward dark fruit flavour of cassis and mulberry followed by a lithe tannic structure fleshed out with juicy fruit. The impression is one of litheness and grace rather than over-arching power.

Ageing potential: 15 – 30 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Red Wines, South African Red Wines

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