Meerlust

+27 21 843 3587 P.O. Box 7121
Stellenbosch, 7599
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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 Read more »

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  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Bought a case of the 2004 few years back.  Just opned a bottle ... was a ... was a transition year for Meerlust.  They used to follow Mouton Rothschild but in 2004 they changed.  The bottles I opened at that time would be considered big wines,  maybe just under MR or Latour.  When I opened the bottle this time, it is a much softer wine, and it... Read More

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  • Meerlust Rubicon Red Cabernet Sauvingnon 2004

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Hi all,Im a beginner in wine tasting and I just found a bottle of Rubicon '04 from my cellar, i would like to know if any of you have ever tasted this before?Should I leave it to age or finish it? CheersKevin Read More

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  • Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2006

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    $22.50 Read More

    Wine review by smiles813


  • Meerlust Chardonnay 2008

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    Appearance: Clear, medium minus intensity lemon-green, watery rims with legsNose: Clean, showing youthful and medium intensity aromas of lemon, pear, mineral, herbaceous, grass and butter.Palate: Dry with medium acidity. Medium alcohol and medium body, with medium intensity flavors of lime, butter, smoke, oak, flint, nut and grass. A green acid ... Read More

    Wine review by Peter Choy


  • Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2006

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    One of the best wines from South Africa. Read More

    Wine review by Harry2010


  • Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2005

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

    Wine review by Pete Kleinman


  • Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2004

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Raven77


  • Hi all,Some of you might know we are weeks from launching http://www.cybercellar.com in the USA. We are graudally getting some of our best South African wines into the USA but we need a little more help. If you have a moment please let us know which South African wines are some of your favourites and which wines you'd like us to list on our USA ... Read More

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  • Meerlust Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch Rubicon 2004

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    Simply put, South Africa's best red wine. The 2004 Rubicon will be a wonderful wine to drink when peaking in 2016/17. Patience required. Read More

    Wine review by Citizenbk


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