Meerlust Rubicon 2020

By , 14 December 2023

The 2020 harvest at Stellenbosch property Meerlust must have been tricky with winemaker Chris Williams on his way out and his replacement Wim Truter only set to join officially in May of that year plus of course there was the Covid-19 lockdown to contend with. Happily, Rubicon 2020 has turned out well.

A blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, components were matured separately for eight months before being blended and put back into barrel for a further 10 months.

The nose shows red and black berries, floral perfume, a hint of fresh herbs, pencil shavings and spice. The palate is medium bodied (alc: 14.55%) with pure fruit, fresh acidity and fine-grained, silky tannins. It’s a wine with certain modesty to it and already drinks well. Price: R550 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

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