Rustenberg John X Merriman 2007, Wo Stellenbosch

Red Blend Red Blend
South Africa

$27.95 (707323)

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April 30, 2011

Critic Reviews (4)

Vintages
Vintages

Classy & consistent five-way Bordeaux blend; concentration & power evident in 07 from yet higher proportion cab sauv...

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Dark and toasty, offering currant, fig and boysenberry fruit flavors all laced with a pronounced green olive note,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a deep, sinewy, soil soaked, Bordeaux-like Cape cabernet with all kinds of earthy, lead pencil, leather and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Fully geranium, pyrazine, high-toned - like under ripe cabernet flavours dominate; The palate is solidly...

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Community Reviews (1)

David Chan
David Chan

The oak was initially quite apparent but became more subdued over time. The nose also needed time to open up and then it kept evolving over two to three hours. There was cassis, leather and a touch of smokiness on the palate. The elements were in harmony, and its balance and elegance was reminiscent of an "old world" style. The finish was slightly on the austere side with some tannins lurking around, but nonetheless it was a very enjoyable wine. A surprise for me. Highly recommended.

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