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Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2001

Member Review by joshwoodward:

Dark tarry jam nose. Exciting acid on tip of tongue to start. Spicy, tobacco, light tannin, leather. Grainy. Bordeaux blend. Light-medium body. Food wine.

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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

Member Reviews for Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
3.50 5
05/15/2009

Dark tarry jam nose. Exciting acid on tip of tongue to start. Spicy, tobacco, light tannin, leather. Grainy. Bordeaux blend. Light-medium body. Food wine.


Snooth User: pvaughn
8175473
3.50 5
09/06/2008

Over a quarter of a century ago, this was one of the first South African Bordeaux blends. It is still one of the best, a ripely tannic, firm wine that owes a lot to the structure given by ripe grapes from mature vines. Great acidity, great black currant fruits, and great style. Wine Enthusiast 94 points


Snooth User: lrossouw
72254152
5.00 5
11/24/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2009

Dark maroon core with touches of brick on the rim and fine sediment in the glass. Dark aromas of wet earth, forest, black truffles and smoky leather surround ripe cassis and black cherry fruits. Very good acidity in the mouth. The earthy rich tobacco... Mike Supple. A wine from in South Africa. 2001 Meerlust Rubicon 750ml


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Meerlust Rubicon 2001 Magnum (1,5L): Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (24 Monate), lagerfähig 15 - 20 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2001Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Meerlust Wine EstateRebsorte: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon15% Merlot 15% Cabernet FrancRestzucker: 2 g/LiterRestsäure: 6,1 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein




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