RUST EN VREDE Estate Wine 2016/17 Bottle (Shiraz/Cabernet/Merlot)
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Rich and Powerful
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz
Established in 1694, Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of a remarkable three hundred year old wine tradition. Since 1977 the Engelbrecht family has specialized in the exclusive production of red wine, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.
TASTING: Rust en Vrede Estate 2017 displays intense aromas of blackberry compote, layered with cassis and fresh plum with notes of vanilla, crème brûlée, and cedar. The pronounced bouquet follows through on to the palate, with powerful tannins and a rich, full mouthfeel. Intense berry fruit, with tightly-knit notes of liquorice, chocolate, lead pencil and tobacco add more layers to this wine, giving it refined complexity. The expressive fruit and spice balance the bold tannins, culminating in a dry, spicy finish. Cellaring Potential: 10-15 years. Food pairings: Beef, lamb, game & vegetable dishes.
VARIETIES: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 10% Merlot.