(2009 Vintage) The 2009 Rubicon is one of the very best produced to date. A combination of almost perfect weather conditions and mature, healthy and properly sighted vines has ensured a classic, expressive Rubicon. Very deep, youthful color, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. Still young and still intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Decanter(1999 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Hannes Myburgh's Bordeaux blend, Rubicon, maintains its position as one of the Cape's greatest reds with this superb 1999. Densely young in colour, with ripeness, depth of vineyard character and harmonious confidence for the future, claret lovers should not miss this. Drink 2005-15.
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.