Live Auction, 8 June 2019

Sold for

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

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

About this Item

Rubicon, 1984
6 (1 x 6) 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.
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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