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Rustenberg Stellenbosch John X Merriman South Africa 2007

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This stunning Bordeaux blend is one of South Africa's most iconic bottlings. It's named for the Prime Minister of the Cape who purchased and revitalized part of the historical Rustenberg estate in the late 1800s. It delivers intense, smoky flavors of tobacco, cherry, licorice, and plum intertwined with complex notes of mineral and spice.

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Member Reviews for Rustenberg Stellenbosch John X Merriman South Africa

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

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


4.50 5
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
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
07/01/2010

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


Snooth User: Triton196
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3.50 5
10/16/2012

Enjoyed. Nice lingering finish. Would buy again.


Snooth User: Slidedb
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0.00 5
05/23/2012

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


Snooth User: paulbancroft
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5.00 5
09/15/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Rustenberg Stellenbosch John X Merriman South Africa

External Review
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
11/03/2011

Plums and cigar box aromatics preludes a muli-layered palate with elegant tannins.


External Review
10/09/2010

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.


External Review
07/08/2011

On first impression, the nose suggests a quality-driven Left Bank Bordeaux, as herbs, new cedar and cassis mingle brilliantly on the aromatics. A more forward fruit expression of cassis and black plum on the palate is reminiscent of a Napa cab blend... Neil Mechanic. A Proprietary Blend wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. 2007 Rustenberg John X Merriman 750ml


External Review
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
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
06/07/2011

(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


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This stunning Bordeaux blend is one of South Africa's most iconic bottlings. It's named for the Prime Minister of the Cape who purchased and revitalized part of the historical Rustenberg estate in the late 1800s. It delivers intense, smoky flavors of tobacco, cherry, licorice, and plum intertwined with complex notes of mineral and spice.

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