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Rustenberg - Merlot 2019

South Africa
Red Wine from Stellenbosch · South Africa
Price: £12.95
Case Rate: £12.32
Ex Tax: £10.79
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Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Wine Area: Simonsberg
Winery: Rustenberg
Wine Maker: Randolph Christians
Grape: Merlot
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019.
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Rating 90 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Wine Area: Simonsberg
Winery: Rustenberg
Wine Maker: Randolph Christians
Grape: Merlot
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019.

Wine tasting notes

Rich aromas of blackberries, cassis, eucalyptus and dark chocolate follow through to a smooth palate that is both balanced and well-rounded. Full fruit flavours and soft tannins, together with good aromatics and ideal acidity, made 2010 an excellent vintage.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2010) - 90 pts

eRobertParker.com #204.Dec 2012. Reviewer : Neal Martin. TThe 2010 Merlot sees 55% French new oak. It has a vibrant dark cherry and boysenberry scented nose laced with vanilla and then after a few minutes, there are hints of blackcurrant pastilles. The palate is well balanced with supple ripe tannins, layers of toasty dark berry fruit laced with espresso and spice. The finish is rounded and well defined with hints of white pepper and orange peel towards the well crafted finish. This is a lovely Merlot from Rustenberg, although I would drink it in its youth. Drink now-2015.


Platter's South African Wine Guide (2010) - 4 stars

2010 preview with bright red fruit, lavender & vanilla wafts. Poised & well-structured, with a delicious concluding fruit acid grip.