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ZAR 17 588
Lot 17
  • Meerlust; Rubicon; 2001; 1 (1 x 1); 3000ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 000 - 3 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 17 588

About this Item

Rubicon, 2001
1 (1 x 1) 3000ml
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Having previously visited Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh realised that the terroir there was very similar to that of his farm near the Eerste River. In 1978, Giorgio joined Nico at Meerlust in which was to be a dynamic, fruitful decades-long friendship and partnership between owner-vintner and cellarmaster.
 Finally, in 1980 after several years of experimentation with fellow winemaker Giorgio Dalla Cia, their new estate was born and it was unlike anything South Africa had seen before. The introduction was a Rubicon moment for South African fine wine market.One of SA’s most recognised blends, this was a stellar vintage for Rubicon, and it was awarded the Gold Medal at the Basel Wine Fair in September 2006.

Critics Ratings

One of the all time greats from Meerlust, this was one of Giorgio dalla Cia’s last great vintages which won the Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Best Bordeaux Blend Trophy in 2006. Still beautifully vital and intensely coloured showing a crystalline ruby red hue. The nose is jam packed full of black cassis fruit, brûléed coffee beans, violets and sweet dried baking spices. Plush, lush and almost weightless in the mouth, the palate is so broad, concentrated, vibrant and intense, with the most harmonious youthful balance and seamless silky balance with just a hint of salinity and mineral graphite on the finish. So suave, so regal, this is a wine that defines elegance. A true South African icon. Drink now to 2040+. - Wine Safari Score: 96+/100 Greg Sherwood MW (2019)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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