RUSTENBERG John X Merriman, Stellenbosch 2019 Bottle - VEG
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 75cl
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Closure Type: Screwcap
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
This wine is named after a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phylloxera crisis. He played a great role in revitalizing Rustenberg and in promoting the tourism and agricultural value of Ida’s Valley, the area close to the town of Stellenbosch in which Rustenberg is situated. The John X Merriman is Rustenberg's Estate wine, a blend of Bordeaux varietals that illustrate the ageability and true expression of Rustenberg's finest vineyards. We recommend decanting this wine before serving.
A powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting and expresses cassis, black currant and dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco and sour cherry notes. As the wine ages and its fine grained tannins soften a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability and tertiary complexity. Aging Potential 10 to 15 years from vintage under ideal cellaring conditions.