Meerlust Rubicon 2021

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(Wine Safari Score: 97+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)
2017 SAWi Awards - Platinum
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended Medal
scored 92 by Neil Martin from The Wine Advocate ( December 2012

The 2017 Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Quintessential Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood, fennel and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins promising long beneficial maturation. A stand out vintage of Rubicon displaying all the charm of a perfect vintage from mature vines.

Food Pairing
Gourmets will most enjoy the Meerlust Rubicon in interplay with game or stews. The elegant cuvee also goes very well with delicious cheese platters. Simply enjoy it on it's own

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

The Estate
The winery Meerlust is situated close to the famous Stellenbosch region and benefits from its long tradition in wine production when creating premium products such as the Meerlust Rubicon. The Mediterranean climate also contributes to the high quality of their products.

15 - 30 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions. Through the development in oak barrels, the cuvee received a high developmet potential and can therefore spend many years in the cellar during which it can intensify its great fruit aromas. Depending on preference, this wine from South Africa is also delicious right away.

Alcohol: 13.6 % vol