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MEERLUST RUBICON 2015




Item:64329
Size:750 mL (25.4 oz)
Type:2015 VINTAGES
Release Date:2019-01-19
Producer:Meerlust Trust
Location:South Africa - Stellenbosch
Price: $46.95
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Style:Red Wine
Medium-bodied & Fruity
Alcohol:14.0%
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Sugar Code:XD (4.0 g/L)
Rating:92
Cellar: 2019
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Tasting Notes
The 2015 Rubicon had been a source of contention prior to my visit, hailed by some respected commentators as one of the Cape's greats and then almost pilloried in a contemporaneous blind tasting. It is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, each fermented separately before blending. It was matured for 18 months in 66% new oak and the remainder second-fill. So what do I make of the wine? It is clear in color with quite a deep core. The bouquet is refined and focused, offering attractive mint- and graphite-infused black and red fruit and perhaps leaning a little more toward the latter compared to previous vintages. With aeration, subtle touches of pencil shavings emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin and quite velvety in texture, displaying very well integrated new oak. There is a satisfying sense of harmony to this Rubicon and it is certainly well constructed, but it does not possess that peacock's tail on the f
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