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.From a very special vintage, the beguiling and pure Rubicon 1982 is one of the greatest SA wines of the 1980s. This incredibly rare double magnum has been stored at Bergkelder since release and should show supreme verve for another couple decades.
Sold for R 15 000 Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 17 070
Cerise-brick edge. Spicy, with camphor, mushroomy, earthy whiffs, primary fruit all gone but leaving behind a lovely integration and a harmonious finish. 16.5/20 (750ml). - Michael Fridjhon, World of Fine Wine (2014)