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Meerlust Rubicon 2016

Meerlust Rubicon 2016
Meerlust Rubicon 2016
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.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.9
rs 2.56
pH 3.52
ta 5.9
Wine Information
Accolades
Other The final blend is indicative of the vintage: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, the lowest in Rubicon history, with 28% Merlot, exhibiting this varieties great expression in the unusual 2016 vintage, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Winemaker
FoodSuggest
Ageing 15 – 30 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
  • Range: Meerlust
R440.00
R440.00 per bottle
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