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    Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Estate Red Blend 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends - South Africa

    Ratings

    • WS92
    • ST91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.4%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 122793

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Bright ruby red. Aromas of red fruit and violet lead subtle nuances of dark chocolate, licorice and characteristic lead pencil notes also come to the fore. The red berry and mocha flavors are supported by a well-structured, creamy mid palate with fine grainy tannins. The wine shows beautiful elegance with a soft lingering finish.

    Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Shiraz, 8% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    Dense, with charcoal- and savory-tinged grip lending cut while the core of steeped blackberry, black currant and anise notes waits in reserve. The long finish has sinewy tannins that should integrate in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Attractive fragrances of mulled berries, cassis and black cherry lead the fruity bouquet of this wine, with added interest from supporting notes of sweet smoke, pepper and licorice root. The mouthfeel is creamy and full, but with ample tannin and acidity to provide structure and lend a gripping texture. Ripe flavors of plum, fig, cassis, black tea and leather flood the palate and linger long on the finish. Drink now–2018.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Bright ruby-red. Scented, complex nose offers cassis, blueberry, violet and cocoa powder. Suave, spicy and intense, showing lovely cut and penetration to the red and dark berry and spice flavors. Finishes firmly tannic and long, with the structure for a graceful evolution in bottle. This is excellent.
    Rating: 91(+?)

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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