Meerlust Rubicon 2016 is a blended red wine made from 49% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot, produced in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Aromas of plum, sandalwood and perfume, still with a touch of creamy vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with a dark fruit flavour of cassis and mulberry followed by a lithe tannin structure fleshed out with juicy fruit.
Package Contains: 1 x 750ml bottle
The 2017 Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Quintessential Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood, fennel and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins promising long beneficial maturation. A stand out vintage of Rubicon displaying all the charm of a perfect vintage from mature vines.
The Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2021 – 95 Points & 5 Stars
Wine Safari Score – 97+/100 Greg Sherwood MW
2017 SAWi Awards – Platinum