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Lot 344

Rubicon, 2009
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. 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.Proclaimed by Meerlust to be one of the very best produced it achieved a silver at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy wine show and 2015 Sommelier Wine Awards.

Sold for R 4 500
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 5 121

Estimate R 5 000 - 7 000


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Distinctive, with singed iron and lilac hints, followed by a mix of boysenberry, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors. Dried star anise, cinnamon and black tea notes fill the finish, with iron-coated grip underneath. Tastes like a meeting of Cabernet and Nebbiolo. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. 1,500 cases imported.’ – 91/100 Wine Spectator (2015)

Lively pencil lead, cocoa, oil and tar aromas – real sophistication with a flash of green character on the palate and pert tannins. Supreme length.’ Richard Hemming MW 17.5+/20, JancisRobinson.com ( 2018),


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