Rustenberg John X Merriman 2013, Wo Simonsberg Stellenbosch

Red Blend Red Blend
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$24.95 (707323)

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September 16, 2017

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This presses all five Bordeaux varieties into service, with merlot in the lead. It is a dark ruby-garnet shaded wine...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

This is a very ripe vintage for the Stellenbosch icon, a blend in which fruit wins over terroir. So much red and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A Bordeaux blend aged 20 years in oak with a core of fleshy red and black fruit along with a vein of vibrant acidity....

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Loken
Michael Loken

After waiting a while longer, this wine was much smoother. A little age suited it well.

Original review:
Classic Bordeaux taste at South African prices. Flavours of blackberries and earth permeate this deeply flavoured wine. Needs to be open for a few hours before drinking, or age for a few more years.

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