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Rustenberg John X Merriman 2011

Rustenberg John X Merriman 750ML 2011       
Sku: 21270

This wine is named in honour of a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phyloxera crisis. He played a great role in revitalizing Rustenberg and in promoting the tourism and agricultural value of Idas Valley, the area close to the town of Stellenbosch in which Rustenberg is situated.

 Wine Advocate 93 points (Oct 2013)
The 2011 John X Merriman was blended from 17 lots that were vinified separately and sees 20 months in new French oak. It is much more closed than the 2010 despite rigorous coaxing. The palate is well-balanced with fine tannin and a little more tension than the previous vintage, gradually building in the mouth toward an intense, white pepper, savory finish. I would give this five or six years in bottle because it may ultimately out-perform the 2010. Drink 2016-2024.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Jun 11 2014)
This has gorgeous flavors of dark plum, currant preserves and fig paste, enlivened with licorice snap, fruitcake and black tea notes. Solidly grippy, but polished and well-integrated overall. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2015 through 2020.J.M.

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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
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