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Rust En Vrede Merlot Stellenbosch 2012

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COLOR Deep ruby red AROMA Ripe plum aromas with notes of dried fruit reminiscent of Christmas Cake, combined with subtle dark chocolate undertones. TASTE Smooth, elegant mid-palate with a good integration of soft red fruit and a subtle oak spice finish. Length/Type of Fermentation: Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Length/Type of Aging: Matured for 14 months in French oak before release.

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Rust en Vrede Wine Estate:
For 315 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Through centuries there were periods when wine was produced, but for the last 32 years our family have specialized in producing only red wine with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate and some of the more memorable were when Rust en Vrede was chosen by P... Read more
For 315 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Through centuries there were periods when wine was produced, but for the last 32 years our family have specialized in producing only red wine with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate and some of the more memorable were when Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner, hosting the King and Queen of Denmark for a lunch with my family at the Manor House, and when Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World. This honour was repeated for four consecutive years. Today Rust en Vrede continues to be a fine example of what Stellenbosch is all about and we will strive to be a driving force in promoting our wines, our region and ultimately our country. You are always welcome at Rust en Vrede and on behalf of my family and colleagues, we are looking forward to your visit. Read less

Member Reviews for Rust En Vrede Merlot Stellenbosch

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,553
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/20/2009

Mint and eucalyptus notes on the nose. The wine than moves into deeper flavors of coffee and cedar with some medium length tannins, before showing a minty finish.


Snooth User: chhabrar
34667687
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/22/2010

medium bold

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balanced

Snooth User: RasmusK
109706125
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/13/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: RWE007
5443283
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 07/31/2010

Mouth filling, with a tannin Finish. My favourite


Snooth User: Piccolo9
310680
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 10/29/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: Die Dier
58135333
5.00 5
Vintage: 1998 09/16/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: GBoyle
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0.00 5
Vintage: 1996 06/22/2010

We're getting into real quality here ! - One of the best South African wines I've had !


External Reviews for Rust En Vrede Merlot Stellenbosch

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

58 % Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Shiraz 9% Merlot Background First to specialize in the exclusive production of red wine only, Rust en Vrede is now South Africa?s Premium red wine estate. Our full-bodied, new-oak matured wines are a manifestation of the


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 05/10/2011

Auge: dunkelrot; Nase: Aromen nach Brombeeren, Himbeeren und Kirschen; Gaumen: vollmundig, gut ausgewogen mit einer komplexen Struktur. Weich integrierte Tannine. Elegant und opulent im Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2010

Colour :Bright Ruby Red.Aroma :Black currant aromas are prominent with notes of black forest cake.Palate :A delicate wine with soft juicy tannins making it very accessible on the palate. Hints of oak spice is also prevalent.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 02/29/2012

Auge: schwarzes Rot; Nase: reife Aromen nach Brombeeren, Johanisbeeren, Kassis und Pfefferminze; Gaumen: schwarze Beeren, reife Früchte, Eiche, weiche Tannine mit einem lang anhaltenden Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/21/2010

Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Rust-en-Vrede: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Rotwein von Rust-en-VredeDer Rust-en-Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon erinnert an Mon Cherie mit seiner Mischung aus Kirsch und Schokolade, wobei er jedoch keineswegs so süß ist. Begleitet wird dies von Tabak und dem Aroma vonAnissamen. Wie ein dunkler Rubin funkelt dieser Rotwein im Glas. Ein Wein mit einer großartigen Struktur undeinem markanten würzigen Eichencharakter. Dieser Cabernet Sauvignon hatein gutes Alterungspotential und harmoniert wunderbar mit zart rosagebratenem Rinderfilet. Er sollte aber mindestens eine Stunde vor demGenuss geöffnet werden. Weingut: Rust-en-VredeRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,1 g/lRestsüße: 3,75 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate) Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °C Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/16/2010

Rust-en-Vrede Estate 2006 - Rust-en-Vrede: Rust-en-Vrede Estate 2006 - Rotwein von Rust-en-VredeCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot und Shiraz verleihen diesem wuchtigen, konzentrierten und langlebigen Rust-en-Vrede Estate 2006 einen ganz eigenen Charakter. Zu gebratenem Fleisch, Wild und Käse schmeckt er besonders gut.Weingut: Rust-en-VredeLand: SüdafrikaAnbauregion: StellenboschRebsorten: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Shiraz, 13% MerlotAlkoholgehalt: 15,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,25 g/lRestsüße: 3,5 g/lInhalt: 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (23 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen des Rust-en-Vrede Estate 2006:4.5 Platter Stars  Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


External Review
Vintage: 2006 08/29/2010

Colour :Bright opaque red.Aroma :There is great synergy between fruit and spice. White pepper spice being most prominent.Palate :Coffee and mocha flavours are prevalent with a rich, warm feel derived from the oak element. Seamless integration is achieved with good mid-palate weight. A wine true to its variety.


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COLOR Deep ruby red AROMA Ripe plum aromas with notes of dried fruit reminiscent of Christmas Cake, combined with subtle dark chocolate undertones. TASTE Smooth, elegant mid-palate with a good integration of soft red fruit and a subtle oak spice finish. Length/Type of Fermentation: Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Length/Type of Aging: Matured for 14 months in French oak before release.

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