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Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2000

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TASTING NOTES Deep purple ink colour. A spicy tobacco leaf and cigar box bouquet. Firm tannins, youthful palate. The wine is well-balanced and has good ageing potential. SOIL TYPE Decomposed granite mixed with clay VINIFICATION The different varieties were fermented separately in steel tanks for 10 days. After malo-lactic fermentation the wines were blended in a ratio of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Once blended the wine was matured in Nevers barriques for 24 months. 80% new wood and 20% second fill. After bottling, the wine was further matured for 24 months before release. ANALYSIS Extract : 33.0 g/l Residual sugar : 2.1 g/l pH : 3.4 g/l Total acidity : 6.1 g/l Alcohol : 13.5 % AGEING POTENTIAL 15 – 20 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions. IDEALLY SERVED AT 18° - 20° C COMPLEMENTS Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese

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Meerlust:
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 bi... Read more
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 is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away. The Estate is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character. In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours. The soil consists of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for producing concentrated, complex wines. One hundred and ten hectares are planted with varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Read less

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Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
4.00 5
02/15/2009

Inky dark with ruby edges. The nose has licorice, pepper, vanilla, cigar box. Big in the mouth, but not explosive fruit. Strong tannins (perhaps another year or three might help), with strong vanilla, plums, cigar box, and toasted coconut. There is clar terroir here, not just another fruit bomb. Very long finish, coating the teeth and redolent of tart plums and tobacco.


Snooth User: Imperial24
315780
4.50 5
09/16/2007

Four and a half glasses



TASTING NOTES Deep purple ink colour. A spicy tobacco leaf and cigar box bouquet. Firm tannins, youthful palate. The wine is well-balanced and has good ageing potential. SOIL TYPE Decomposed granite mixed with clay VINIFICATION The different varieties were fermented separately in steel tanks for 10 days. After malo-lactic fermentation the wines were blended in a ratio of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Once blended the wine was matured in Nevers barriques for 24 months. 80% new wood and 20% second fill. After bottling, the wine was further matured for 24 months before release. ANALYSIS Extract : 33.0 g/l Residual sugar : 2.1 g/l pH : 3.4 g/l Total acidity : 6.1 g/l Alcohol : 13.5 % AGEING POTENTIAL 15 – 20 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions. IDEALLY SERVED AT 18° - 20° C COMPLEMENTS Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese

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