Left Bank Bordeaux

Live Virtual Auction, 7 November 2021

Fine Wine
  • Meerlust; Rubicon; 1999; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 13 000 - 18 000

About this Item

Rubicon, 1999
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.

One of SA’s most recognised blends, the 1999 was hailed as the ‘Best New World Red Wine’ in the March 2004 edition of the prestigious Decanter magazine.

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

'This is quite earthy and with morish decay on the nose. The palate is fresher with dense, chocolatey fruit. Maybe starting to dry out, with its tannic, chunky finish. Large format should last a decade longer and warrant a higher score. Drink now.' - Roland Peens (Feb 2021), 90/100.

As flamboyant challengers – often laced with bulging ripe fruit and/or flagrant oak – come and go, this pre-eminent ‘Cape claret’, wih a two-decade bloodline, continues to hold court. Invariably fine-grained & classic; 99 dusty, cedar/tobacco notes, fruit still trussed up by lacy tannins Loaded with potential; needs at least a decade from harvest. 70% cab, 20% merlot, 10% cab f; 2 yrs Fr (Nevers) oak, 80% new.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2004, 4.5*

Provenance

Private Client

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