Meerlust Rubicon SA0023

sa0023 rubicon meerlust

Tasting Notes

Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful color, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.

About this wine

South Africa
Meerlust Winery
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Complex
Red
2015
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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