An icon among South African red wines

Meerlust Rubicon 2018

4.5* Platter
Meerlust Rubicon 2018
Meerlust Rubicon 2018
Meerlust Rubicon 2018
  • MEE-042018
  • Very spicy with notes of dark fruits and liquorice
  • Rich, well-structured and full-bodied taste
  • Awarded 4.5 John Platter Stars by the critics
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31.95€ 42.60€/l

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The Meerlust Rubicon pours into the glass in a very dark, almost violet red. The red wine blend...
The Meerlust Rubicon pours into the glass in a very dark, almost violet red. The red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (19%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (4%) is an icon from the Cape and spoils every red wine lover with its intense spicy aroma and flavours of ripe plums, violets, fennel and cedar wood. A typical liquorice note successfully rounds off the bouquet. Full-bodied, well-structured and intense, the red wine presents itself on the palate. Fresh notes of dark fruits and pleasant tannins provide a rich and long-lasting taste experience. Enjoy the Meerlust Rubicon, which was matured for eighteen months in French oak, by all means neat, but it also goes excellently with dark meat, game or cheese.


Jg. 2018
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 95 Points
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

Goes With:

Meerlust Rubicon 2018
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (19%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (4%)
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
Meerlust, Baden Powell Drive, 7599 Stellenbosch, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
31.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
5,5 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,6 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in oak for 18 months.

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.