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Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2010

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74% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot and 11% cabernet franc. Bright, saturated ruby-red. Brooding aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, licorice, violet and pepper. Dense, broad and sweet, with a youthful reserve to the intense flavors of dark berries, ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A wine from in South Africa. 2007 Meerlust Rubicon 750ml

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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: karlhiggins
62693911
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/05/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: smiles813
1063123319
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/14/2012

$22.50


Snooth User: Harry2010
7930584
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/08/2011

One of the best wines from South Africa.


Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,552
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/23/2009

Highly underrated...


Snooth User: Pete Kleinman
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/04/2011

Dark color. Lively nose with strong currant/blackberry. Leather. Good tannins. Nicely balanced.


Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/29/2012

Meerlust is an iconic Cabernet blend producer in South Africa. This wine ages well, and better yet, it is often several years old by the time it reaches the US market. The aging has been done for you in the winery's cellars! The price is reasonable, especially for aged wine, and the wine is nice mid-way point between Old and New Worlds.


Snooth User: Raven77
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 06/20/2010

Meerlust : Rubicon 2004. Bordeaux blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. The palate is rich and well structured with dense black fruit fresh acidity and linear satin tannins. Full yet soft. Compliments most Pot roasts and elegant cheeses.


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External Reviews for Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon

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Vintage: 2007 02/07/2012

74% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot and 11% cabernet franc. Bright, saturated ruby-red. Brooding aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, licorice, violet and pepper. Dense, broad and sweet, with a youthful reserve to the intense flavors of dark berries, ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A wine from in South Africa. 2007 Meerlust Rubicon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/13/2012

Intensives, dichtes und dunkles Rubinrot, Im Bukett röstig, schwarze Schokolade, enorme Aromavielfalt entfaltet sich, edel, finessereich mit sehr viel Aromadruck, im Gaumen noch jung, zeigt ein sehr reiche Konzentration mit perfekter Eleganz, die massigen Tannine wirken moderat und perfekt abgerundet, ein wahrhaft grosser Wein! Wiird sich sehr schön entwickeln.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/27/2012

It has a well-defined, quite opulent mint tinged bouquet with touches of macerated red cherries, red currant and sloes. The palate is medium-bodied with a toasty entry and good depth.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/15/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/15/2011

Ripe and dense, but sleek and focused, with a lovely core of mulled black currant, warm fig paste and tobacco, laced with mouthwatering dark olive and iron notes that help the finish stretch out nicely. This has solid grip in reserve. Cabernet Sauvig... Wine Spectator. A wine from in South Africa. 2006 Meerlust Rubicon 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 07/16/2010

Rubicon 2005 - Meerlust: Rubicon 2005 - Rotwein von Meerlust Wine EstateMeerlust macht Lust auf mehr und der Rubicon bedient diese Lust seit rund 30 Jahren und ist damit einer der Klassiker Südafrikas. Im Glas leuchtet dieser Rotwein rubinrot mit kirschroten, jugendlichen Schattierungen am Rand. Zu kräftigen Brombeeraromen gesellen sich in seinem Bukett rauchige, fast torfige Noten nach Zigarrenkiste, Kaffee und Tabak, wobei Assoziationen zu Cassis das kräftige Aroma etwas abmildern. Er ist körperreich, hat einen stark entwickelten Fruchtkern und eine erdige Mineralität, was von stofflich glatten Gerbsäuren umhüllt wird. Der Nachhall ist vitalisierend, trocken, angenehm und von nachhaltiger Güte.Dieser Wein schmeckt hervorragend zu würzigen Wildpasteten, geschmorter Lammkeule, Wildgeflügel und reifem Hartkäse.Weingut: Meerlust Wine EstateLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorten: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 10% Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,5 g/LRestsüße: 2,5 g/LEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (24 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen des Meerlust Rubicon 2005:4.5 Platter Stars Decanter July 2009 -Best New World Red Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


External Review
Vintage: 2004 10/06/2009

Intense opaque dark purple core with slight gradation to a bright magenta rim. The nose is complex with rich cassis and plum fruit a pronounced muskiness with hints of star anise creamy oak and lifted graphite and cedar aromas. The palate is rich and well structured with dense black fruit fresh acidity and linear satin tannins. There is a delicious layered textural quality from the mid palate which is very elegant and concentrated. Very complex and complete with a long finish and great persistence.Matches well with venison game pot roast and noble cheese.


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