|About the product|
|Grape variety||Cabernet Sauvignon63% , Merlot 18% , Cabernet Franc14% and Petit Verdot5%|
|Awards||Vintage 2008, 92/100,ROBERT PARKER's Wine Advocate； Vintage 2009, 91/100, Wine Spectator； Vintage 2010, 89/100, Wine Spectator；|
|Tasting notes||Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note and stony minerality also evide|
|Food matching||An ideal accompaniment to roast beef, lamb, game and ripe cheeses.|
|Use occasion||Bussiness dinner; Family dinner.|
Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character. In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours. The soils consist of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for producing. The Meerlust flagship wine, Rubicon, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This intense yet elegant wine is the standard bearer of the Meerlust Estate, exhibiting all the complexity and depth of flavours typical of all the Meerlust wines.