Rust En Vrede Estate 2007, Wo Stellenbosch

Red Blend Red Blend
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$37.95 (997742)

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September 03, 2011

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is big, sinewy, dense yet quite poised cabernet based blend in a traditional Cape, almost Euro style. Complex,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Classic estate, classic styled wine here, with the characteristic South African balanced style between old and new...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Spicy cocoa espresso nose on this lush Cab, Syrah, Merlot blend. Very dense and rich with a subdued notes of South...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Like most Stellenbosch reds, the flavour profile of the 2007 Estate is unmistakably identifiable, both for better...

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Community Reviews (1)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

The strong Cabernet component comes through on the nose with lovely aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis, pine needles, wood spices, smoke and vanilla notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied with great flavours of black fruit, coffee and savoury spices, light acidity, rounded tannins but hot from the alcohol. Decent length on the finish, great flavours initially but then again, the hot alcohol quitly kills the flavours. There is no doubt that there is a lot of effort that went into making this wine; I just wish the alcohol wasn’t over the top. It makes this wine a little un-balance. I strongly recommend decanting for at least one hour before serving. I was left a bit disappointed, was expecting much better. Tasted October 14, 2012.

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