2001 Meerlust Rubicon3 Ratings
2001 Meerlust Rubicon
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International Wine CellarBright, deep ruby-red. Medicinal dark berries, black cherry, cedar, licorice and tobacco on the old-fashioned nose. Juicy, tight and a bit ungiving, with still-youthful plum, bitter cherry and cedar flavors. Finishes with slightly tough, building tannins. This should evolve in a Bordeaux direction, showing earth, truffle, tobacco and underbrush as it unwinds in bottle. The Rubicon is one of South Africa's most famous wines, and insiders report that subsequent vintages have moved toward a more pli...
Wine.comNumber 45 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007! A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this wine is the culmination of the Myburgh family's dream of making a truly remarkable Bordeaux-style wine. Meerlust Rubicon is well-balanced with a cigar box and spicy tobacco bouquet. Smooth, firm tannins provide structure and depth with excellent aging potential. Ultra dark, intense, opaque & concentrated. Very youthful with cerise rim. Exuberant cassis fruit on the nose, black cherry, bla...
Wine & SpiritsLovely youthful nose, excellent bright ripe fruit; cassis; powerful and rich tannins. Bery good weight in the mouth. Fruit seamless showing excellent blending. Very long finish.
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Wine EnthusiastRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast