Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

Sold for

R 19 933
Lot 648
Meerlust; Rubicon; 1992; 9 (1 x 9); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 11 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 19 933

About this Item

Rubicon, 1992
9 (1 x 9) 750ml
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. In 1978, Giorgio joined Nico at Meerlust in which was to be a dynamic, fruitful decades-long friendship and partnership between owner-vintner and cellarmaster.
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

‘Quiet understatement, free of both forward fruit and weighty, alcoholic Cape statements has been a byword of French-speaking proprietor Myburgh and Dalla Cia. A measured, tasty, grapey vinosity is the hallmark. '92 integrated, very pleasing, obviously from same stable.’  Platter’s SA Wine Guide 1998, 4*

Provenance

Private Client


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