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Meerlust Estate Rubicon

Meerlust Estate Rubicon

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Meerlust Estate Rubicon: Unlocking the Elegance of Stellenbosch Cabernet


South Africa's Stellenbosch region is renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon-based blends, and Meerlust Estate Rubicon stands as a true icon. This Bordeaux-inspired wine consistently delivers a symphony of elegance, power, and complexity. Let's delve into its captivating flavours and discover the perfect culinary complements.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Meerlust Rubicon displays a deep garnet hue with hints of ruby at the rim, hinting at its intensity and depth.
  • Nose: Intense and complex aromas of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, and cassis greet the nose, followed by subtle notes of cedarwood, tobacco, liquorice, and hints of graphite minerality.
  • Palate: The palate delivers a powerhouse of concentrated dark fruit flavours, balanced by a firm backbone of tannins and vibrant acidity. Layers of black cherry, plum, and spice unfold, supported by nuances of cedar, vanilla, and a touch of dark chocolate. The finish is exceptionally long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of ripe fruit and savoury spice.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Meerlust Rubicon's bold structure and complexity call for rich and flavourful dishes to create a harmonious balance:

  • Grilled and Roasted Meats: Pair with prime cuts like ribeye steak, a rack of lamb with rosemary, or roasted venison with a berry compote.
  • Hearty Winter Stews: The wine complements dishes like beef bourguignon, oxtail stew, or a rich mushroom risotto.
  • Mature Hard Cheeses: Enjoy with aged cheddar, Manchego, or a smoky Gouda for a delicious combination of textures and flavours.
  • Flavourful Mediterranean Cuisine: Think moussaka, lamb koftas with harissa, or roasted root vegetables with thyme and garlic.

About Meerlust Estate Rubicon

Hailing from one of South Africa's most historic wine estates, Meerlust Estate Rubicon is a classic Bordeaux-style blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller proportions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The wine embodies the unique characteristics of Stellenbosch, showcasing the region's ability to produce world-class red wines.


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