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Rustenberg John X Merriman 2016 Wine Review

Rustenberg John X Merriman 2016

Rustenberg John X Merriman 2016

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Rustenberg

Agent: Woodman Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A full-bodied Bordeaux red blend with bright cassis, minty and sous bois aromas on the nose 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. Crop levels were down 50% for this vintage because due to fire damage on the Simonsberg in 2016.

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

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This Rustenberg John X Merriman 2016 was reviewed on November 13, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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From the Stellenbosch wine region, Rustenberg's John X Merriman 2016 is a full-bodied and fleshy Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend. Look for fresh cassis, mint, sous bois and spicy flavours on this Bordeaux-style red. 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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