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Sold for

ZAR 14 070
Lot 76
  • Meerlust; Rubicon; 1993; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 14 070
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Rubicon, 1993
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
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. Made by Giorgio, the name ‘Rubicon’ is from ancient Roman days as the crucial border of the ancient capital was named the Rubicon River. When the border was crossed it was deemed as an irrevocable point in history, much like the introduction of Rubicon to the South African fine wine market.

Already considered a standard bearer for Cape Bordeaux-style reds in the early 90's, Meerlust retained their tradition of nuance and understatement, resisting to plunge into the 'New World' fruit (& oak) forward fashion of the time.

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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