Rustenberg Stellenbosch R M Nicholson 201875cl
Rustenberg Stellenbosch R M Nicholson 2018
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The name for this red wine comes from a former owner-winemaker of the estate, the charismatic Reginald Merriman Nicholson. Reg Nicholson lived and worked on the farm for 30 years and was the creator of Rustenberg's famous "Dry Red" wine.
Just as the Dry Red was an unconventional blend, the RM Nicholson is a new world style blend of classic varieties that would typically not be combined. The result is a blend of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals aiming to express the typicity of each vintage, unrestrained by convention to create a great wine.
Rustenberg Stellenbosch R M Nicholson 2018 won a gold medal in the 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards.
Ageing potential of up to 10 years from vintage under ideal cellaring conditions.
Description of Rustenberg Stellenbosch R M Nicholson 2018
Rustenberg Stellenbosch R M Nicholson 2018 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot)
Blackcurrant aromas are complemented by scents of dried herbs and notes of black pepper and spice, followed by a palate with serious structure from the Bordeaux varieties and finishing off with softness from the Shiraz.
GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot
AGING: 16 Months of oak ageing in 20% new and 80% 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th fill French and American oak barrels
PREPARATION: Crushed and De-stemmed Fruit, Pumped Over During Ferment, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, extended maceration of up to 7 days
Reviews of Rustenberg Stellenbosch R M Nicholson 2018
- 50% Shiraz; 29% Merlot; 21% Cabernet Sauvignon.