Another legendary wine brand joins our online ranks. Say Hello to Rustenberg Wines!
Rustenberg Estate was founded in 1682 and is neatly tucked away in the in the shadows of the stunning Simonsberg Mountain in South Africa’s premium wine region, #Stellenbosch. There is pure magic at play in this world-renowned area, and the wines produced speak for themselves.
It's fair to say that Rustenberg Estate know every part of their iconic vineyards, and the resultant wines leave nothing to chance, producing wines of distinct character and style – aka delicious!
Our Rustenberg Red Collection is the perfect winter accompaniment.
The pack contains:
3 x John X Merriman
3 x Stellenbosch Shiraz
John X Merriman: 43.5% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 7.5% Petit Verdot
Tasting note: The John X Merriman is a powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting and expresses cassis, black currant and dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco and sour cherry notes. As the wine ages and its fine-grained tannins soften a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability and tertiary complexity.
Stellenbosch Malbec: 100% Malbec
Tasting notes: In its youth the wine exhibits very attractive purple hues with dark fruit flavours, such as plum, blackberry and violets, along with pepper and tobacco. As the wine ages it will reveal a more savoury fruit profile.
Stellenbosch Shiraz: 100% Shiraz
Tasting note: This Shiraz has plenty of natural brambly red and black fruit on the well-defined nose. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine line of acidity, crisp tannins and expressive red berry fruit mixed with spice and cloves on the finish.
John X Merriman:
93 points – Tim Atkin
91 points – Decanter Wine Awards