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Stellenbosch

Meerlust Rubicon 2017

75cl

Meerlust Rubicon 2017

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The 2017 Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Still young and intense, Meerlust Rubicon 2017 promises further maturation potential. A stand out vintage of Rubicon displaying all the charm of a perfect vintage from mature vines. This South African red wine can be cellared for 15-30 years provided its stored in ideal cellar conditions.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
Appellation:Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa)
Winery: Meerlust Wine Estate
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Wine Level In The Bottle: Mid-Shoulder (ME - Mi-Epaule)

Description of Meerlust Rubicon 2017

Meerlust Rubicon 2017 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue.
  • Nose: Quintessential Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedarwood, fennel and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose.
  • Mouth: The palate is full-bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins promising long beneficial maturation.

APPELLATION: Stellenbosch

VINEYARD: Meerlust Wine Estate. The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on low yielding, predominantly biotite partially decomposed granite gravel topsoil rich in quartz and feldspar to a depth of approximately 600mm with a loamy clay subsoil. The Merlot vineyards are planted on more clay rich, yet well-drained soils to ensure moisture retention and availability to the vines roots right through the summer. There are considerable deposits of iron-rich Laterite in the Merlot vineyards which accentuates the fruit definition and mineral profile of the wine. The Cabernet Franc Vineyard is situated on very well-drained, stony Vilafontes soil with approximately 20% clay which is ideal for this variety. The Petit Verdot is on Oakleaf 3 soils on a northerly aspect to ensure full phenolic ripeness.

GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot,

AGEING: Each grape variety was fermented separately before undergoing malolactic fermentation in 300 L barrels, 60% new French Nevers and 40% second fill casks. After 8 months in barrel, the components were blended and given another 10 months in barrel for harmonization before bottling.

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How to serve

Consumption temp.

16-18ºC

Awards

2017 SAWi Awards - PlatinumDecanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended Medal

Reviews of Meerlust Rubicon 2017

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4 /5

Jag kunde ha tagit detta röd med ett mört kött. Under en vinprovningskurs hade vi nöjet att prova.
Denna Meerlust Rubicon är intensivt körsbärsröd. Huvudlukt av choklad. En ganska sammandragande röd.
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4 /5

Bom vinho, inclusive bebido sozinho. Degustamo-lo num curso.
Rubi intenso, de capa alta. Aromas de frutos secos. Um tinto bastante adstringente.
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4 /5

Det var en overraskelse for min beste venn.
Intens rødfarget Bordeaux. Denne røde har en brun bunn. Jeg drakk litt, og så smakte den eddik.
Ideell med et lammelår.
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Reviews of other vintages of Meerlust Rubicon 2017020150201302014

4/5

Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note and stony minerality also evident on the nose. Still youthful and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured by beautifully sleek, ripe tannins which restrain the vibrant dark fruit typical of this vintage, giving the wine an opulent texture which is kept focused by the linear acidity. The wine lingers on the palate with creamy fruit mouthfiilling tannins.
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Anonymous
Meerlust Rubicon 2015

4/5

- Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue.
- Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness.
- Still young and still intense, promising further maturation potential.
- The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
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Anonymous

4/5

I was invited by a friend to try this Meerlust Rubicon.
Intense ruby ​​red shade. Especially noticeable smoky aromas in this Meerlust Wine Estate. On the palate reminiscent of leather, slightly burned vanilla.
Should absolutely be paired with fish.
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Elisabeth Wilshire

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