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2018 Rustenberg John X Merriman RedBlend from South Africa

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"This wine is named after a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phylloxera crisis. He play...

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"This wine is named after a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phylloxera crisis. He played a great role in revitalizing Rustenberg & in promoting the tourism & agricultural value of Ida’s Valley, the area close to the town of Stellenbosch in which Rustenberg is situated. The John X Merriman is Rustenberg's Estate wine, a blend of Bordeaux varietals that illustrate the ageability & true expression of Rustenberg's finest vineyards. VINTAGE: The vineyards emerged from a deep, long dormancy after the wet & cold Winter of 2013 into ideal spring conditions resulting in high cropping levels across all varieties. The summer of 2014 was cool with no major heatwaves & intermittent rain resulting in the production of lower alcohol white wines that enjoyed a longer than usual ripening period, while the reds from this vintage display restraint & finesse. Tasting Notes: A powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting & expresses cassis, black currant & dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco & sour cherry notes. As the wine ages & its fine grained tannins soften a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability & tertiary complexity." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 121094
Country South Africa
Region Coastal Region
Sub-Region Stellenbosch
Ratings
Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, earth, green and mocha
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha, vanilla and spice