The 2016 Rubicon shows great charm and drinkability even at this early stage, no doubt a result of the high Merlot and Cabernet Franc composition. Wonderful exotic aromas of plum, sandalwood and perfume, still with a touch of creamy vanilla. The palate is medium bodied with a forward dark fruit flavour of cassis and mulberry followed by a lithe tannic structure fleshed out with juicy fruit. The impression is one of litheness and grace rather than over-arching power.

Meerlust Rubicon 2016

£24.50Price
  • Grape variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot

  • Country

    South Africa

  • Region

    Stellenbosch

  • ABV

    14%

  • Producer

    Meerlust Estate

  • Bottle size

    75cl