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Rustenberg - Stellenbosch John X Merriman 2010

South African Red Wine
Rustenberg - Stellenbosch John X Merriman 2010

Country of Origin

South Africa

Producer Information

Awards

Decanter Awards 2012 Silver

Key Information

Other Information

  • ABV14.61%
  • Food MatchPork
  • Food MatchSmoked Dishes
  • Grape TypeCabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage2010

Plum and cigar-box aromatics prelude a multi-layered palate with an elegant tannin structure. This Bordeaux blend typifies Rustenberg terroir and has good ageing potential, if cellared correctly.

This wine is named for a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phyloxera crisis. He played a great role in revitalizing Rustenberg and in promoting the tourism and agricultural value of Ida's Valley, the area close to the town of Stellenbosch in which Rustenberg is situated.

This Bordeaux blend typifies Rustenberg terroir and has good ageing potential, if cellared correctly for 10 -15 Years from vintage.

51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec.

Limited Stock.

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