Peter Veldsman & Dirkie Christowitz Private Collection

Live Virtual Auction, 15 May 2022

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 4 690
Lot 102
  • Rustenberg; John X Merriman; 1997; 3 (1 x 3); 1500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 690

About this Item

1997 John X Merriman
3 (1 x 3) 1500ml

Founded in 1682, Rustenberg Estate on the Simonsberg foothills is one of the most historic and picturesque farms in South Africa. The farm was previously split into two estates, until 1945 when industrialist Peter Barlow purchased both farms and reunited them. Rustenberg is family-owned with son of Peter Barlow, Simon, owning the estate and grandson, Murray (2 x Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year) now cellar master.

In 1892 the farm had previously been divided into two pieces and was nearing on derelict when ‘future’ Prime Minister of the Cape, John X Merriman, stepped in with his brother-in-law Sir Jacob Barry to rescue both farms. He played a great role in revitalizing Rustenberg and in promoting the tourism and agricultural value of Ida’s Valley, the area close to the town of Stellenbosch in which Rustenberg is situated. The John X Merriman is Rustenberg's Estate wine.

Critics Ratings

‘Refined, forthcoming crushed forest floor fruits, oak spliced and violet scented. Definite notch  up on the maiden ‘96 vintage. Sumptuous deep-pile red velvet texture. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2000, 4.5*

Provenance

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