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Rustenberg John X Merriman 2015 Wine Review

Rustenberg John X Merriman 2015

Rustenberg John X Merriman 2015

Simonsberg, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2019-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Rustenberg

Agent: Woodman Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

This full-bodied, juicy Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend is Rustenberg's flagship red with fresh, dark black fruit, savoury herb and mocha flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy and the wine was aged in French barrel for 20 months.

Food pairings: prime rib roast, roast duck, grilled sausages on the barbie.

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This Rustenberg John X Merriman 2015 was reviewed on July 4, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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John X Merriman 2015 is Rustenberg's Flagship red and is full-bodied 52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot red wine blend, oak aged for 20 months in 35% new French oak and 65% second and third fill barrels. Tannins are fine and grippy. Decant two hours prior to serving with a juicy game steak. Look for black currant, ripe dark fruits, savoury herbs and sweet dried tobacco flavour on this intense, complex red and a perfect cellaring candidate for 10 to 15 years. This wine is named in honour of a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phylloxera crisis. He played a key role in revitalizing Rustenberg and tourism. - Community Wine Reviews

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