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Rubicon 2016, Meerlust

£27.95 per bottle

About this wine

The Meerlust Rubicon 2016 is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.  The 2016 vintage shows great charm and drinkability even at this early stage, no doubt a result of the high Merlot and Cabernet Franc composition.  Wonderful exotic 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 tannic structure fleshed out with juicy fruit. The impression is one of litheness and grace rather than over-arching power.

Ageing potential: 15 – 30 years from vintage date under ideal cellar conditions

Blend Information

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

 

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Producer Meerlust
Category South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Grape Red Blend
Bottle Size 75cl

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