Meerlust 'Rubicon' 2016 750 ml
Very deep, youthfull colour, intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedarwood and intense spiceynesss. Still very young but brooding, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
IN THE CELLAR
Malolactic fermentation was completed barrel for 6 months before assessment and assemblage. The Rubicon is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. The wine spent a total of 24 months in 65% new French Nevers oak with 35% 2nd Nevers and Alliers barrels.