Meerlust Rubicon 2001

Meerlust Rubicon 2001

Basel Wine Fair September 2006, Switzerland - Gold (Medaille d'or) with 89 points out of 100
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 - Seal of Approval
Ultra dark, intense, opaque & concentrated. Very youthful with cerise rim. Exuberant cassis fruit on the nose, black cherry, blackcurrant & nettle-bush followed by cigar box, red earth & hints of minerality. The wine is full bodied with a concentrated fruit core wrapped by lush, sleek tannins and an earthy minerality. Refreshingly dry on the finish, the wine has a prolonged pleasant aftertaste.

Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese. Serve ideally at 18°C - 20°C.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Meerlust Estate
winemaker : Giorgio Dalla Cia
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Seal of Approval
Basel Wine Fair September 2006, Switzerland - Gold (Médaille d'or) with 89 points out of 100

ageing : 15 - 20 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay.

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