Rustenberg John X Merriman 2013 Wine Review
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2013
Simonsberg Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
A robust South African red wine blend with aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and wild blackberry with toasty oak. Pair with prime rib.
Food pairings: prime rib roast, roast duck, grilled sausages on the barbie.
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This Rustenberg John X Merriman 2013 was reviewed on September 16, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
A full bodied South African red blend (Cabernet Sauvignon 49%, Merlot 38%, and a touch of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec) with aromas of blackberry, cassis and oak. Firm tannins and tight fruit on the palate - cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate, cedar and oak. Complex and concentrated.
|Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:|
Tasted blind at wine club Nov. 15, 2017. Colour dark ruby red, legs thick suggest high alcohol. Aromas and flavours of, blackberry, black cherry, meat. Taste, fruity, dry, grippy tannins, mouthwatering. Finish, dry chalky tannins black currant, medium minus.
The group ranked this 4th out of 5. I ranked it higher I felt it had potential and may need more cellaring. I would recommend food with this wine roast beef would be my choice. The price suggests a buy and hold type of wine for that special family or friends dinner in the future. Worth the risk. If you want, try to look for an older vintage to try now.
|John X Merriman (2013) is a deep red wine blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and a combination of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec wine grapes. This robust red from the Simonsberg Stellenbosch region is so named after Rustenberg's former owner. Cherry, cedar and dark chocolate on the nose, this wine is showing, ripe, rich black fruit, dark chocolate and spice on the palate Drink now and for the next three years. - Community Wine Reviews|
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