Rustenberg Rm Nicholson 2009, Wo Stellenbosch

Red Blend Red Blend
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$19.95 (278390)

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90 pts
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August 18, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a classy, balanced, fragrant and complex blend from Stellenbosch (cab, shiraz, petit verdot, cab franc and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Dry, ripe and rich with great integrity, chalky tannins, cocoa and coffee. Blackberry, lead and stone dominate on...

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Community Reviews (4)

Bob Penney
Bob Penney

lacking in finish but still a nice drink

for the money.

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

It really does remind me of a Medoc wine, despite the presence of Syrah, which does not dominate. Very flavorful, I liked it a lot, but I cannot quite give it a ninety. It was not quite smooth or complex enough. Still, it was a decent value.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Rustenberg Rm Nicholson, composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Shiraz, balance of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot and aged for 16 months in French and American oak. It is a medium bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of black currant, cherry, oak and vanilla. It is a bit acidic and on the tannic side (decant for 30-60 min), though the finish is long. Ackward with food, it should be drunk within the next 5 years. My impression: NICE, 89 pts. Tasted Nov/12.

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