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48 Ratings
Rustenberg John X Merriman

Wine Details

Vineyard

Rustenberg

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Aromas of plum, minerals, graphite, licorice and mint. Big and rich but firmly structured and tight. Bright acidity--and a smaller percentage of merlot than usual--give this Bordeaux blend a youthful toughness. Finishes savory, solidly tannic and long.

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    Decanted it softened considerably after an hour, tannins died down. Very Bordeaux in style.

    about 7 years
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    really nice after long time breathing

    over 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2004 Vintage) This 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...
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 145 on Feb-03