The 2015 vintage South African red wines have stunned everybody and the '15 Meerlust Rubicon is proof of that. It is, they say, a wine of a generation and an instant collector's item. That is if you can keep the cork in long enough....
The Rubicon 2015 is showing all of the hallmarks of a great, classic vintage of Rubicon. Incredibly dense purple-ebony core with very slight gradation at the rim. The nose is brooding, dark bramble fruit, cassis, plum, incense and liquorice, it is still very tightly coiled, slowly offering cigar box, crushed stone and subtle oak spice. On the palate the wine is concentrated yet restrained with dark fruit flavours of pastille, mulberry and dark chocolate, all held in an intricate lattice of polished sleek grape tannin. Still very young yet approachable, this Rubicon promises a long future of maturation and enjoyment.
Meerlust Rubicon 2015
Cabertnet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot