Meerlust Estate Red is as good as a New World Bordeaux blend gets – in our humble opinion. The 2014 is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It is full bodied with intense crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla, dark chocolate and cream. It is an intense, plush and exotic wine with freshness and elegance and the overall feel of the wine is that of a cooler climate wine rather than a warm fruit bomb. Perfect for winter and exceptional value for money!
Meerlust is one of South Africa’s greatest wine producers and has been owned by the Myburgh family since 1756. Situated 15km’s south of Stellenbosch on a granite outcrop, 5km’s from False Bay, the estate benefits from cooling breezes and evening mists which provide the perfect conditions for growing premium grapes. Hannes is the 8th generation of his family to run the estate and was instrumental in establishing Rubicon as one of the world’s greatest fine wines. The estate pioneered Bordeaux varietals in the Cape in the late 1970’s and it is fitting that Rubicon remains one of the Capes greatest red wines and also, arguably, the best value fine wine in the world.