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MEERLUST RUBICON RED BLEND 2016 750ML
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MEERLUST RUBICON RED BLEND 2016 750ML
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MEERLUST RUBICON RED BLEND 2016

Very early on we recognized that 2016 had the potential for true greatness, and so our viticulture and winemaking practices focused on capitalizing on the perfect weather conditions. Coupled with this, most of our vineyards over 2 decades old, ensuring perfect balance between vigour and crop size. The 2016 Rubicon is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 % Merlot, 12 % Cabernet Franc and 4 % Petit Verdot, each variety was fermented separately before undergoing malolactic fermentation in 300 L barrels, 66% new French Nevers and 44% second fill casks. After 9 months in barrel, the components were blended and given another 9 months in barrel for harmonization before bottling.
Tasting Notes:
Tasted in early 2019, the Rubicon 2016 is showing all of the hallmarks of a great, classic vintage of Rubicon. Incredibly dense purple-ebony core with very slight gradation at the rim. The nose is brooding, dark bramble fruit, cassis, plum, incense and liquorice, it is still very tightly coiled, slowly offering cigar box, crushed stone and subtle oak spice. On the palate the wine is concentrated yet restrained with dark fruit flavours of pastille, mulberry and dark chocolate, all held in an intricate lattice of polished sleek grape tannin. Still very young yet approachable, this Rubicon promises a long future of maturation and enjoyment.

Ageing Potential:
15 - 30 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Blend Information:
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot

Food Suggestions:
Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese. Ideally served at 18 degrees C to 20 degrees C.

750ml bottle