Rustenberg Red Bordeaux Blend Simonsberg-Stellenbosch John X Merriman 2003

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Decanted 1 hour. The color shows a very bright ruby. The nose is a bit subdued. Some dried fruit, all medium dark. Some currant and sulphur and cam... Read more

A South African Bordeaux-style blend with all the elegance of a real Bordeaux. Read more

A red blend made of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Fruit driven but has the depth of a classic Bordeaux with tobacco and blackcurrants. Solid... Read more

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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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3.50 5
02/25/2009

Decanted 1 hour. The color shows a very bright ruby. The nose is a bit subdued. Some dried fruit, all medium dark. Some currant and sulphur and camphor. There is a very nice note of cinnamon? Not sure, but I like it. The palate reveals touch of greenness, some decent dark fruits, great subdued tannins, and a nice elegance not usually found in a $30 wine. A plushness is evident, one that I fear many correlate over-ripeness to. I relate it to an acid level right on the mark. A 30 second aftertaste with a tinge of sweetness. 88/100 $23.99


External Reviews for Rustenberg Red Bordeaux Blend Simonsberg-Stellenbosch John X Merriman

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Source: kybecca
11/19/2008

A South African Bordeaux-style blend with all the elegance of a real Bordeaux.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/12/2007

A red blend made of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Fruit driven but has the depth of a classic Bordeaux with tobacco and blackcurrants. Solid but integrated tannins that can hold up to hearty meat fare.


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