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. 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.
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‘Elegant but not insubstantial, 04 is Chris Williams’s debut with long-time Cape icon. 64% cab; merlot, cab f. Silk rather than brocade; blackcurrant, raspberry notes deliver harmony, length & balance. 2 yrs oak, 80% new. Deserves cellaring.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2009, 4.5*
‘Concentrated and grippy, with dark, roasted plum, black licorice, charcoal, mesquite and bittersweet cocoa notes. Traditional in vein, with an iron- and earth-filled finish that should soften nicely with cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.’ – 90/100 Wine Spectator (2008)