BOTTLE OF MEERLUST RUBICON 2016
A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Aromas of plum, sandalwood and perfume, still with a touch of creamy vanilla. The palate is medium bodied with a forward dark fruit flavour of cassis and mulberry followed by a lithe tannin structure fleshed out with juicy fruit.
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Platter’s Review: 4.5* (93 points)
Greg Sherwood: 93+/100
“This splendid Stellenbosch estate exudes a sense of restrained grandeur and permanence. Indeed, the Myburgh family have owned it since 1757, Hannes Myburgh being the current occupant of the lovely Cape Dutch manor. There has been continuity, too, in the winecrafting: just three cellarmasters since 1975.
The latest, Wim Truter, previously head winemaker at KWV, took over from longtime incumbent Chris Williams at the end of 2019. Another departure was the sad one of Roelie Joubert, who had tended the vineyards since 2001, and passed away in April 2020; his successor is Izak Basson.
Meerlust’s philosophy, that the wines should remain true to their provenance and authentic, has meant in years when flagship Rubicon doesn’t meet the exacting standards, it is declassified to ‘Red’.” Platter’s Guide
Blend Information: (Cabernet/Merlot/Cabernet Franc)
Pair with white and red meats, duck, charcuterie, grilled line fish, tuna, traditional cheeses. Ideally served at 16° – 18°C