Magnum, 1.5 litre bottle. An exceptional expression of this iconic Bordeaux-style blend. Deep garnet and ruby red colour, with a bouquet of rich spices. Full bodied with soft tannins. Flavours of dark fruit, a touch of smoke and some earthy notes. The 2010 vintage is still youthful, but has already been showered in accolades and only promises to improve further with age. Meerlust Rubicon is easily comparable to the blends of Bordeaux and should continue to develop well for 15-20 years in ideal cellar conditions. Meerlust Rubicon is one of the Cape's most iconic wines, each vintage is a unique expression of the year it was produced. The wine is always released at four years of age when it will fully display the character of the estate, but additional maturation is recommended to allow the full complexity of Rubicon to be revealed.
Background: Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to quality winemaking continues under the guidance of 8th generation, Hannes Myburgh. Cellar Master, Chris Williams, who has worked on the estate since 1995 has been in charge of winemaking since 2004. The name Meerlust means 'pleasure of the sea', as the property is situated 5km from False Bay (and 15km south of Stellenbosch), with the cooling influence of the coast, allowing the grapes ripen slowly. Each bottle comes presented in a black Meerlust branded gift tin.