2004 Rustenberg John X Merriman
|Varietal:||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, & Petit Verdot|
A great vintage following the excellent 2003. There is more restraint in this vintage and the wine is very complex all around. Typical Rustenberg aromas of cellar spices, dark cherries & fynbos. The ...
Wine.com46% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot A great vintage following the excellent 2003. There is more restraint in this vintage and the wine is very complex all around. Typical Rustenberg aromas of cellar spices, dark cherries & fynbos. The palate is richly layered with fruit tannin and well-balanced. John X. Merriman purchased part of the Rustenberg farm in 1892 (it was subsequently bought by the current owners, the Barlow family, in 1940) and this Cabernet-dominated...
Ken's Wine GuideThis wine was one of the most popular wines at a recent tasting that I conducted. There certainly wasn’t any left at the end of the evening. Always a good sign. This ruby red wine opens with a mus...
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 87.8 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 14 notes)
International Wine CellarRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
Wine EnthusiastRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
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Patrick JulianALC - xx.x%<br/>RP or JM - WA - xx pts<br/>WE - 93 pts<br/>HS - WS - xx pts<br/>GV - WL - 90 pts<br/>