Meerlust Estate

Meerlust Estate Rubicon 2016

£27.00

Current stock: 6

Meerlust Estate Rubicon, Stellenbosch , South Africa, 2016   

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot with 18 months in French oak (66% new). 

The 2016 Rubicon shows great charm and drinkability even at this early stage, no doubt a result of the high Merlot and Cabernet Franc composition. We were very cautious with regards to tannic structure as some of the later Cabs exhibited astringency which we wanted to minimise in the final blend. 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. 

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Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
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Size:
75cl
ABV:
14%
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Now to 2035
Bottled:
Winery
Vintage:
2016

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