Inaugural Fine Wine

Live Auction, 8 June 2019

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 17 070
Lot 16
  • Meerlust; Rubicon; 1984; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 12 000 - 14 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 17 070

About this Item

Rubicon, 1984
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.

The 1984 is one of the finest and increasingly rare vintages of South Africa’s most famous red wine.

Critics Ratings

‘In an increasingly crowded field of local excellence, this remains among the top South African claret blends; consistently elegant, medium-bodied, carefully oaked, restrained but perfumed, with some classic, minerally, claret undertones. A ripe vegetal/herbal nuance is often apparent, with dried tea leaf associations. A medium-length finish, in a routinely medium-strength wine. The '84, undoubtedly one of the best vintages, was, for well-known French shipper Paul Bouchard, "the finest French claret outside France". Meerlust Rubicons are not big, plummy over-oaked or over-done New World or Californian creations. The aim has been not so much to attack the nostrils, with an upfront bouquet of raw cedary oak, but to go for elegant complexity on the palate.’  Platter’s SA Wine Guide 1990, 5*

Provenance

Private Client

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