Meerlust Rubicon 2013


SKU 01817


The 2013 Rubicon classic expression of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note and stony minerality also evident on the nose. Still youthful and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured by beautifully sleek, ripe tannins which restrain the vibrant dark fruit typical of this vintage, giving the wine an opulent texture which is kept focused by the linear acidity. The wine lingers on the palate with creamy fruit mouthfiilling tannins.
Category Red Wine
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Brand Meerlust
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Rubicon is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc plus minor addition from other classic varieties. It offers baked cherry, raspberry coulis and sage/oregano scents on the nose that is powerful, if missing a little finesse. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly bitter tannin: cola-tinged dark berry fruit with a sweet but rather old-fashioned finish that feels predictable juxtaposed against some of Stellenbosch's more progressive red blends.

Neal Martin, April 28, 2017