Rustenberg, John X Merriman, Stellenbosch 2012

Rustenberg, John X Merriman 2012

Score

91
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Variety: Merlot
  • Drink: 2015-2023

Manufacturer:

Rustenberg Wines

Rustenberg, John X Merriman, Stellenbosch 2012

Named for Rustenberg’s former owner, this Bordeaux blend (49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot plus Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec) is aged for 20 months in a mix of new and old oak barriques. The firm tannins will soften in time to integrate with the rich cassis, tobacco and savoury-spicy notes.

Rating: 91/100pts

Price: £15-£16 ($25) Widely Available including Majestic UK

Alc: 14%

Taster: Tina Gellie