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Rustenberg, R M Nicholson, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Rustenberg, R M Nicholson, Stellenbosch, South Africa

REVIEWS:
4.00

4.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Rustenberg

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
/100

(1 customer review)

Rustenberg

750ML

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Named after a former Rustenberg owner-winemaker, Reginald (Reg) Merriman Nicholson, who lived and worked on the farm for 30 years. Blackcurrant aromas are complemented by scents of dried herbs and notes of black pepper and spice, followed by a palate with serious structure from the Bordeaux varieties (30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) and finishing off with softness from 50% Shiraz. Enjoy with roast beef with all the trimmings.

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COUNTRY:

South Africa

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION:

Cape West Coast, Stellenbosch

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2022 - 2029

VINTAGE:

2020

ABV:

14.0%

SKU: 100784 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Recognised globally as one of South Africa’s top five wine estates, Rustenberg is also one of the oldest in the Cape. In 1941 the Rustenberg Farm, which sits 6km north of Stellenbosch, was bought by Peter Barlow. The Barlows have been at Rustenberg for over 75 years: the longest period any one family has owned the farm with Simon Barlow taking over the running of the farm in 1987, and Murray, his son, now involved with winemaking and marketing. Murray Barlow is now cellarmaster at his family estate, and much deserved winner of the Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year award in both 2013 and 2016.

    Vineyards producing the grapes for Rustenberg wines climb the rich red slopes of the Simonsberg and Helderberg; a range of slopes and aspects allows site-specific plantings that enhance varietal characteristics. With a long and very proud history of producing exceptional wines, Rustenberg’s winemaking style is simple: produce quality wines true to the style of the estate and the brand.

    Named after a former Rustenberg owner-winemaker, Reginald (Reg) Merriman Nicholson, who lived and worked on the farm for 30 years. Blackcurrant aromas are complemented by scents of dried herbs and notes of black pepper and spice, followed by a palate with serious structure from the Bordeaux varieties (30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) and finishing off with softness from 50% Shiraz. Enjoy with roast beef with all the trimmings.

    1 review for Rustenberg, R M Nicholson, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    1. Elena

      Very nice wine! Highly recommended.

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