Rustenberg Wines

Rustenberg John X Merriman Red 2019

£16.99

Current stock: 2

Rustenberg John X Merriman Red, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2019   

A classic Bordeaux style blend of 43.5% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 7.5% Petit Verdot. All hand picked. Aged in oak barriques (35% new French; 65% second- and third-fill) for 20 months. 

This classic South African red wine is produced from low-yielding, mature vines on the South-West slopes of the Simonsberg mountain. John X Merriman is a powerful wine that rewards ageing. In its youth, the wine is worth decanting and expresses cassis, blackcurrant and dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco and sour cherry notes. As the wine ages, and its fine-grained tannins soften, a softer, more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability and tertiary complexity.

"Dark and brooding with mulberries, dark plums, clove and cedar. Juicy acidity, ripe supple tannins and good concentration. Lovely, persistent finish", 91/100 points, Decanter World Wide Awards, 2021.

Drink with roasted red meats.

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SKU:
AF20AR19
Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
75cl
ABV:
14%
Closure:
Screw cap
Drink:
Now to 2035
Bottled:
Winery
Vintage:
2019
Winemaking:
Vegetarian
Appellation:
Stellenbosch