Meerlust is a winery that put South Africa on the world wine map when it made Rubicon, a Bordeaux style blend in the 1980s and the rest, as they say, is history.
The pack contains:
4x Meerlust Rubicon 2013
4 x Meerlust Rubicon 2015
4 x Meerlust Rubicon 2016
- Meerlust Rubicon 2013: Classic Rubicon from a very good vintage. The weather played along exactly as hoped for and Meerlust had very good harvests of all the component grapes of the Rubicon. Thel blend composition was 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. As with all good vintage Rubicons, ageing potential 15-20 years, depending on storage conditions.
- Meerlust Rubicon 2015: 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. Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.
- Meerlust Rubicon 2016: 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. Blend: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.
Meerlust Rubicon Collector's 12 Pack