Rustenberg John X Merriman 2015

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The John X Merriman Bordeaux-style blend is named in tribute to a previous owner of the estate who was hugely responsible for revitalising Rustenberg in the past. This bold wine has made its mark by garnering a spot in the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines. It exhibits delightful blackcurrant, dark fruit and cassis notes collaborating with sour cherry and cigar tobacco characters. With age the powdery tannins will soften and a more savoury palate will reveal itself, creating much complexity.

The Estate
Rustenberg Vineyards offers a wide variety of wines that suit different occasions and palettes. Each batch is made in small doses so that the wine makers can ensure and maintain a high level of taste and quality. As a result, each wine is made with the utmost attention to detail. Anyone in need of a really great wine will never go wrong with Rustenberg. The Rustenberg Estate was founded in 1682 and is nestled in the valley of the Simonsberg Mountain in South Africa’s premium wine region, Stellenbosch. Rustenberg’s rich heritage and ethos has been informed by many centuries of human influence striving to understand and work with nature to produce wines of distinct character true to their terroir, variety and informed style.

The Grape
Blend - 48% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot; 3% Cabernet Franc; 3% Malbec

This red has great longevity and will be enjoyable for 10 to 15 years after vintage.

Alcohol: 14% vol