Rustenberg Red Bordeaux Blend Simonsberg-Stellenbosch John X Merriman 2009

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Hudson Wine Market
Fort Lee, NJ (220 mi)
USD 23.99
750ml
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Smooth and relaxing. A bit of citrus. I wish the flavor lasted longer. Read more

Classic vegetal (green pepper) aromas with tobacco leaf chocolate, coffee, just a hint of barnyard and a pleasant heat. Full of warm ripe black fru... Read more

deeply garnet verging on purple, full-bodied, lush tannic structure, balanced acidity. intensely minerally, almost metallic, in a super-appealing w... Read more

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/01/2010

Smooth and relaxing. A bit of citrus. I wish the flavor lasted longer.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/01/2010

Classic vegetal (green pepper) aromas with tobacco leaf chocolate, coffee, just a hint of barnyard and a pleasant heat. Full of warm ripe black fruit and a lot of structure on the palate, with dark chocolate and more herbal vegetation. Very tasty.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/01/2010

deeply garnet verging on purple, full-bodied, lush tannic structure, balanced acidity. intensely minerally, almost metallic, in a super-appealing way. brambly, blackberry leaf, black coffee or dark cocoa bitterness. a little woody on the finish. I'm stealing this.


Snooth User: Chelsey E
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/01/2010

Smells of smoky wood and peppers. Nice velvety texture. Like :)


Snooth User: Triton196
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2012

Enjoyed. Nice lingering finish. Would buy again.


Snooth User: Slidedb
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2012

Sounds delish.....wonder how it would work with Basque Chicken & Chorizo......


Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/13/2009

Looks HUGE in the glass but mercifully not. Tobacco and cedar nose and palate. Tannins high but in balance. Could drink now but should age beautifully. This is one New World offering I would substitute for Bordeaux.


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

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Vintage: 2007 06/08/2011

(47% cabernet sauvignon, 39% merlot, 7% petit verdot, 4% cabernet franc and 3% malbec): Bright ruby-red. Aromas of plum, minerals, graphite, licorice and mint. Big and rich but firmly structured and tight. Bright acidity--and a smaller percentage... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. 2007 Rustenberg John X Merriman 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/29/2010

Plum and Cigar box aromatics prelude a multi-layered palate with an elegant tannin structure. A Bordeaux blend that typifies Rustenberg terroir with good ageing potential, if cellared correctly


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/13/2014

Strong aromas of cassis, cocoa nibs, fresh mint sprigs, black currant leaf and licorice are the first things you experience with this wine. After that, the creamy mouth provides loads of black berry, plum and anise flavors that stay through the finish. A firmly structured and well-balanced Bordeaux-style blend.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/13/2014

Bright ruby-red. Aromas of plum, minerals, graphite, licorice and mint. Big and rich but firmly structured and tight. Bright acidity — and a smaller percentage of merlot than usual — give this Bordeaux blend a youthful toughness. Finishes savory, solidly tannic and long. Lay this down and forget it for a good seven or eight years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/07/2011

4 1/2 Stars, 2010 edition. Platter's South African Wine Guide. A Proprietary Blend wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. 2007 Rustenberg John X Merriman 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/30/2010

A red blend made of Cabernet, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Fruit-driven but possessing the depth of a classic Bordeaux, with flavors of tobacco and blackcurrant. Solid but integrated tannins help this wine hold up to hearty meat-based fare.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/10/2010

Dunkles Rubinrot. Intensives Cassisbouquet, dahinter Zwetschgen, Eukalyptus, Maulbeeren, schwarzer Pfeffer und Zedern. Sehr geradliniger JxM, der durch Finesse und Eleganz besticht. Am Gaumen reife Tannine mit perfekt fliessender Textur. Im Finale eine edle Bitternote und ein Touch Arabica.


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