Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

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ZAR 8 208
Lot 44
  • Meerlust; Rubicon; 2006; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 208

About this Item

2006 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

‘Longstanding benchmark Bordeaux-style red, eschews showiness for restraint. 2006 cassis and cherry notes; concentrated, not plush, powdery tannins, tealeaf whiffs. Oak (70% new) evident; less supple than 2005. From Cabernet Sauvignon, with 16% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Merlot.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2011, 4.5*

'Ripe and dense, but sleek and focused, with a lovely core of mulled black currant, warm fig paste and tobacco, laced with mouthwatering dark olive and iron notes that help the finish stretch out nicely. This has solid grip in reserve. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2011' - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 90/100 (Nov 2010)

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