Bordeaux

Timed Online Auction, 28 March - 15 April 2024

Bordeaux
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A carefully curated selection of highly sought-after collectables of Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style SA wines.


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ZAR 6 449
Lot 66
  • Meerlust; Rubicon; 2014; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 6 449
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Rubicon, 2014
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.

Critics Ratings

‘Cabernet Sauvignon-based (67%) flagship blend with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. One of the most classic local expressions of the style. 2014 gentler than the Cabernet Sauvignon, with the sleek, darkly bright elegance of the Merlot, and its own firm tannic balance and succulent suppleness based on ripe fruit.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2018, 4.5*

'Good restraint here, with classic cassis fruit and a dark liquorice and aniseed character on the palate. High but fine tannin. Enough fruit at its core to age well. Finishes with a faint rubber character.' - Richard Hemming MW, JanciRobinson.com, 17/20 (Sep 2017)

'67% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This Bordeaux blend has led the field in Stellenbosch since it was created in 1980: naturally extracted warmth and depth make an elegantly vigorous classic.' - Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, 93/100

'The Rubicon 2014 from Meerlust is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot and was matured for 20 months in French oak, 67% new. On the nose, it displays red and black fruit plus some subtle fragrance of flowers and fresh herbs, happily none too green plus hints of vanilla and oak spice. The palate is medium bodied with good freshness and fine tannins. It’s a relatively modest iteration of this iconic wine but this is in no way to its detriment.' - Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za (May 2017)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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