Meerlust Stellenbosch Rubicon Bordeaux Blend 2018 (South Africa) Rated 95TA

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Tim Atkin Review
Rated 96
Back where it belongs among the elite wine brands of South Africa, the 2018 Rubicon is a worthy successor to the stellar 2017 release. Featuring Cabernet Sauvignon with 33% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is an elegant, polished, refined wine from a hot, dry vintage that illustrates the benefit of a cooler site. Floral, balanced and poised.

Wine Tasting Notes
Very deep, youthful color, and intense almost purple hue. Quintessential Meerlust Stellenbosch Rubicon Bordeaux Blend nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood, fennel, and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, the palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded tannins. This is a vintage that is more approachable in youth because of the ripeness and richness levels attained in 2018 but will provide great complexity with further maturation.

67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

Alcohol 14.3%
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