Rustenberg John X Merriman 2005, Wo Simonsberg Stellenbosch
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(opened aug/'11) Wow, this was worth waiting for.
Dark, full bodied. Fantastic nose of candy apple/confectionary (Nibs!) with some herbal, leather and ouzo-like anise overtones. Sweet on the palate but this is in no way cloying or candy-like (thank goodness!). It's extremely well balanced by a strong backbone of tannin, brisk acidity and plenty of savory flavours: Blackberries, sour raspberry, coffee, licorice and heady, alcoholic heat.
Old world meets new...I loved this wine.
Years of life left in it too.
Cautiously curious about the '07...
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