Rustenberg - Stellenbosch Merlot 2010South African Red Wine
Rich aromas of blackberries, cassis, eucalyptus and dark chocolate follow through to a smooth palate that is both balanced and well-rounded.
This wine can be enjoyed now or will benefit from maturation in ideal cellar conditions. Maturation potential: 8 - 10 years from vintage.
A cold, wet winter in 2009 allowed for the lovely, even budding of the vineyards during spring, and the warm, sunny days that followed in summer resulted in great flavour and colour development in the berries. Full fruit flavours and soft tannins, together with good aromatics and ideal acidity, made 2010 an excellent vintage.