Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 9 967
Lot 43
  • Meerlust; Rubicon; 2010; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 9 967

About this Item

2010 Rubicon
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Meerlust Estate, owned by the Myburgh family, has been in the family for eight generations. Located 5km from False Bay, the property was given the name 'Meerlust' from the original owner, which means 'pleasure of the sea'. The Meerlust name is synonymous with tradition, elegance and longevity. In fact, it was their Cabernet Sauvignon, produced since 1975, that was the first to carry the Meerlust label.

In 1980 after several years of experimentation, Nico Myburgh with fellow winemaker Giorgio Dalla Cia, their new estate was born and it was unlike anything South Africa had seen before. The introduction was a Rubicon moment for South African fine wine market. One of SA’s most recognised blends, 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. Meerlust is committed to ensuring that Rubicon becomes even more distinguished and continues to occupy its rightful place amongst the finest wines in the world.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

'Dark ripe, cola and ribena. Quite round, soft, juicy and attractive. Nice balance of savoury and primary fruit. Pretty long and impressive. Drink now to 2030' - Roland Peens (Feb 2021), 92/100

'Superlative 2010 follows sensational 2009 (4.5 stars, 92 pts), maintains classicism of this flagship cab-dominated (65%) Bordeaux blend. Plush, the dark fruit absorbs & integrates the oak influence (60% new, 21 months) within complex, dense structure. For the long haul. '- Platter's SA Wine Guide 2016, 5*

'A good example of a modernised Cape classic, Rubicon is great to drink at five years and will mature well thereafter. Subtle oak, graphite, autumn leaves, cassis and fine-boned tannins: this wine is remarkably complex and a brilliant follow-up to the 2009. Drink: 2015-25 '- Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 94/100

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