A star among the red wines

Meerlust Rubicon 2017

5* Platter
Meerlust Rubicon 2017
  • MEE-042017
  • Intense spicy aromas with fruity and floral notes
  • Full-bodied, complex and well-structured on the palate
  • Red wine icon from the Cape with 5 John Platter stars
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The Meerlust Rubicon is one of the icons from the Cape and impresses every red wine lover with...
The Meerlust Rubicon is one of the icons from the Cape and impresses every red wine lover with its complex character. In a dark and intense violet hue, the red wine sparkles in the glass and exudes the wonderful scent of violets, ripe plums and cedar wood. Intense spicy nuances, aromas of fennel and a typical liquorice note successfully round off the first impression. On the palate, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (49%), Merlot (28%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Petit Verdot (3%) is wonderfully full-bodied and well structured. Notes of fresh dark fruits and pleasant tannins make for a terrific taste experience. The Meerlust Rubicon matured for eighteen months in oak and is an excellent accompaniment to dishes with game, dark meat or cheese, but you should also definitely enjoy this exceptional red wine on its own.

Awards

Jg. 2017
5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Tim Atkin 96 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Gold
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2013
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Robert Parker 87 Points, Tim Atkin 90 Points

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Name:
Meerlust Rubicon 2017
Article-No.:
MEE-042017
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (49%), Merlot (28%), Cabernet Franc (20%) und Petit Verdot (3%)
Vintage:
2017
Winery:
Meerlust
Importer/ Distributor:
Distell (Europe) Ltd- 209-217 High St- TW12 1NP Hampton Hill- United Kingdom
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Meerlust, Baden Powell Drive, 7599 Stellenbosch, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
32.50€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
5,72 g/l
Residual Sugar:
1,57 g/l
Serve at:
16- 18 °C
Best before:
2032
In the Cellar:
The wine matured in oak for 18 months.
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Allergen:
Sulphite

Meerlust – family-owned for over 250 Years

Since 1756, Meerlust has been owned by the family Myburgh. Meanwhile, the family runs the estate in the eighth generation and plays a huge role in the ongoing success, together with the fantastic team around of cellarer Chris Williams. The name Meerlust means ‘the joy of the sea’, after all, the yard is just about five kilometres away from the False Bay. Many historical buildings on the site are a testament to the eventful history of the family and the whole land. Since 1987, the entire winery Meerlust is a national monument of South Africa. Numerous artists have used it for inspiration, such as the South African Jacob Hendrik Pierneef or the American author James Michener.

The repeated Crossing of the Rubicon

Especially because of its red wine Rubicon, Meerlust gained the reputation of being the icon of South African wine. It questioned all established ideas about wine from South Africa. During a trip to the French Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh, the father of today’s owner, realised that the terroir of the French area was very similar to his in Meerlust. But whilst until then only single-grape wines had been produced in South Africa, the Bordeaux wines flourished simply because of the various grapes that were perfectly balanced in a blend. After his return and some years of experimenting, Meerlust created not only one of the first South African blends, but the very best yet according to many gourmets. With this creation, Meerlust had turned the South African wine world upside down. As a sign for this revolutionary event, the only appropriate name was chosen for this red wine: Rubicon.

Perfect Terroir and numerous Awards

The terroir in Meerlust is very similar to the one in Bordeaux. Both have special climatic conditions that are defined by the cooling sea breeze and simultaneously sufficient sunlight. The soils are mainly a mixture of granite and clay. This terroir is just ideal for the cultivation of various grape varieties. Numerous awards for the Meerlust Rubicon and the other premium wines speak a clear language: due to its terroir and the passionate work of the family Myburgh and its team, Meerlust stands for high class wines on a high level.