Rustenberg Merlot 2010, Wo Stellenbosch

Merlot Merlot
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$19.95 (404194)

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May 30, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This scores big on depth and complexity. The Bordeaux variety reds of Stellenbosch often taste like Bordeaux...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fine and savoury, elegant and spicy merlot here from Rustenberg, with fine depth and length, and very good...

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Community Reviews (3)

Michael Loken
Michael Loken

I thought this was an excellent wine. Presenting the kind of value you look for when buying a South African wine, this was big and complex. This tasted like a bordeaux with really nice tobacco, leather, sage and cedar notes. The wine opened up over time and presented a very long finish.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

A very nice merlot from Stellenbosch. Still fairly youthful ruby colour. The nose offers dark fruit, herbal notes, anise. The palate is medium full, with medium acidity and medium plus tannins that are still quite dusty. The length is excellent. A touch hot (14% ABV). Oak is well integrated with chocolate notes playing a support role. Ready to go now (could use a short decant) but will hold mid term. June 2015.

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