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    Rustenberg John X Merriman 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends - South Africa

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    • ST91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105067

    Winemaker's Notes:

    48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec.

    This sensational Bordeaux blend is named for the Prime Minister of the Cape who purchased and revitalized part of the historical Rustenberg estate in the late 1800s. One of South Africa's most iconic bottlings, it delivers intense, smoky flavors of tobacco, cherry, licorice, and plum intertwined with complex notes of mineral and spice.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bright ruby-red. Aromas of plum, minerals, graphite, licorice and mint. Big and rich but firmly structured and tight. Bright acidity--and a smaller percentage of merlot than usual--give this Bordeaux blend a youthful toughness. Finishes savory, solidly tannic and long. Lay this down and forget it for a good seven or eight years. 91(+?) points.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    wine educator (6/17/2011)
    Excellent value. Very nice nose, smooth entry, full body & moderate tannins.
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    John Naphan (3/24/2012)
    Sharp. immature, not consistent with other South African wines I have had
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    Ian Emerson (1/1/2012)

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