Rustenberg R.M. Nicholson 2010, Wo Stellenbosch

Red Blend Red Blend
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$19.95 (278390)

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89 pts
5
March 15, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Quite a fine, complex, distinctly South African example of cabernet sauvignon blended with shiraz, merlot and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Rustenberg is one of the oldest properties on the cape, founded in 1682 only 30 years after the first vines were...

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Community Reviews (3)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

A lot going on for a wine under $20

Positives: This complex wine features cedar, blackcurrants, plums, dark cherry, hickory, cocoa, eucalyptus, pepper, cassis, arugula, radicchio and licorice. Full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: A touch hot on the finish from the 14.5% alcohol

Interesting Note: Rustenberg was founded in 1682, but South Africa is still labeled as New World. Decant for 30 min to an hour.

Drink now or in the next 7 years on its own or pair it with an aged T-bone steak.

Tasted: 26 March 2014

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Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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Purple Moose
Purple Moose

Fairly primary black fruit notes on the nose, with some herbal characteristics. The palate is dense, but with some borderline unpleasant green, under-ripe notes and a notable rusticity. I agree with Lawrason that the flavours are a bit muddied.

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