Meerlust is the 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:
x4 Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018
x2 Meerlust Merlot 2015
x2 Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
x4 Meerlust Rubicon 2017
- Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018: The '18 vintage is fresher and lighter than usual and youthful purple-ruby in appearance. On the palate clean minerality and a fruity charm with very pure Pinot flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The perfect companion for roast duck breast, charcouterie and other lighter meats.
- Meerlust Merlot 2015: 2015 was a watershed vintage for Meerlust Merlot. The vineyard team have been refining the viticulture to produce more balanced, flavourful fruit. This, coupled with the perfect conditions of 2015 has produced their best Merlot yet. Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry, liquorice and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The medium-full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lend greater complexity to the wine.
- Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2012: The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the backbone of the Meerlust Rubicon but in its own right the Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon is a great red wine. The '12 vintage was very good and produced classic Meerlust quality fruit. In the cellar 75% new and 25% second fill tight grain Nevers oak barrels were used for the 20 month maturation.
- Meerlust Rubicon 2017: This Rubicon is a 5 star Platters Guide winner and a stunning wine, even by Rubicon standards, it is pure class. Back to the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon driven style (69% of the blend) it oozes smooth power and finesse; certainly a wine apart. Maybe one to buy a few of to put away for the future.
Meerlust Vintage 12 Pack
Rubicon: Bordeaux Blend