Red, Ready, but will keep

2007 Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2007 Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Red | Ready, but will keep | Code:  12059 | 2007 | South Africa > Stellenbosch | Other Varieties | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13.0 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

The Wine Advocate

89/100

The Wine Advocate - A blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc aged 80% in new Nevers 300-liter barrels for 22 months, the flagship 2007 Rubicon did not live up to its reputation. It has a well-defined, quite opulent mint tinged bouquet with touches of macerated red cherries, red currant and sloes. The palate is medium-bodied with a toasty entry and good depth. I would like to see more of the Cabernet Sauvignon character coming through and more precision on the finish. Drink now-2017.
Neal Martin - 31/08/2011

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is South Africa’s best-known wine region, producing a wide variety of wines from leading estates, even though it accounts for less than 20 per cent of the country’s total production. Designated wards within the wine region are Jonkershoek Valley, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Bottelary, Devon Valley and Papegaaiberg.

At 17,500 hectares, Stellenbosch remains the Cape's most famous and important fine wine district, thanks to its proximity to Cape Town, to the cooling influences of False Bay, its mountainous (ie Helderberg, Simonsberg), granitic topography and its centres of learning such as Elsenburg Agricultural College. 

It's notable for the refinement of its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, especially from the likes of Glenelly EstateKeermont Vineyards Oldenburg Vineyards, Raats Family and Anwilka

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