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4.3
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4.8

Meerlust Rubicon

Meerlust
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionStellenbosch
Alcohol Level
Country
South Africa
SubregionStellenbosch
Drinking Window
GrapesPetit VerdotCabernet FrancCabernet SauvignonMerlot
Wine Description:
Meerlust Rubicon is a full bodied Bordeaux style blend from South Africa's Stellenbosch region. Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, the Rubicon exhibits aromas of ripe blackberry and black currant, with hints of eucalyptus, mint and graphite. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated, with soft, ripe tannins and a persistent finish. Enjoy with grilled steak or pork chops.
Pros:
  • This Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is an intense and powerful wine with an elegant structure. The nose is filled with aromas of dark fruit, spice and cedar. On the palate, it is full-bodied and lush, with flavors of dark berries, cherries, and a hint of tobacco. The tannins are well-integrated, giving the wine a long and smooth finish
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Cons:
  • The wine may be too intense and powerful for some palates
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User Rating:

4.3
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

Meerlust Rubicon is a deeply concentrated and structured South African red blend. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, sourced from the Stellenbosch region. On the nose, the wine displays aromas of dark fruits, cigar box, cedar and subtle hints of minerality. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and concentrated, with rich flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, cassis, and a hint of espresso. The tannins are firm and rounded, with a long and elegant finish. This is a complex and balanced red blend that will cellar beautifully for many years to come. Enjoy with roasted lamb, grilled steak, or a cheese platter.
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