Meerlust Red SA0020

sa0020 meerlust red

Tasting Notes

The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste.

About this wine

South Africa
Meerlust Winery
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Full and spicy
Red
2014
Stellenbosch
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About The Producer

Meerlust Winery

  • Meerlust Winery

    Long recognised for producing premium wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, 8th generation custodian of this 17th Century national monument.

    Meerlust, meaning ‘pleasure of the sea’, as the Meerlust were the pioneers of Bordeaux varietals in the Cape, and were the first to produce their iconic, award-winning wine, ‘Rubicon’ in 1980.

    When visiting Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh, Hannes’ father discovered that the climate and soil was similar to that of the Eerste River Valley – a watershed moment. manor house sits on a granite outcrop only 5km from False Bay (15km south of Stellenbosch). The name Rubicon comes from the Rubicon River, the border of the ancient capital. It is said that Julius Caesar led his troops to Rome and making the crucial decision to cross the Rubicon, marked an irrevocable point in history.

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