As the flagship red states, Rust en Vrede dates back to 1694 and is today owned by Jean Engelbrecht. The fine Helderberg terroir produces concentrated and highly celebrated reds. The 1694 is a luxurious, powerful blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and is made in miniscule quantities.
‘Lush and layered, with a broad swath of mocha-coated blackberry, plum and blueberry paste flavors, followed by notes of ganache and Christmas pudding on the finish. Hedonistic, but kept honest by a good, well-buried graphite spine.' Wine Spectator, 92/100