Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. In 1980, after several years of experimentation and visits to Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh and Giorgio Dalla Cia produced the icon Rubicon. Chris Williams had worked at Meerlust since 1995 and his first vintage as head winemaker produced a startling 5-star award in the Platter’s SA Wine Guide.
‘2004 stunning showcase for variety’s signature silky tannins; brooding aromas of subtle red fruit prelude to harmonious black cherry, tobacco notes on intense, sweet, yet, restrained palate; persistent smoky spice fans out on finish. 11 mths 70% new oak. Gorgeous, & emphatic step up from gentle 2003.’ Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2009, 5*