Meerlust Rubicon 2016 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Meerlust Rubicon 2016
SKU: 55611

Meerlust Rubicon 2016

  • d93
  • ws90

750ml

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Category Red Wine
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Region South Africa, Stellenbosch
Brand Meerlust
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
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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  • d93

Cedar wood, spice, a touch of fynbos on nose and palate. Good acidity and layers of flavour that balance the ripe fruit, with a deft touch.

Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Very Old World in style, with a graceful profile and mouthwatering acidity standing firmly behind notes of cherry, savory mineral, rose hip and rosemary. Supple tannins create good harmony and give this more muscle. Needs a bit more time, but well-executed. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2029. 15,000 cases made, 1,195 cases imported.

Aleksandar Zecevic, April 30, 2020