Rustenberg John X Merriman Red 2019

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“”””””This wine is named after a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phylloxera crisis. He played a great role in revitalizing Rustenberg u0026amp; in promoting the tourism u0026amp; agricultural value of Idas Valley, the area close to the town of Stellenbosch in which Rustenberg is situated. The John X Merriman is Rustenberg’s Estate wine, a blend of Bordeaux varietals that illustrate the ageability u0026amp; true expression of Rustenberg’s finest vineyards. VINTAGE: The vineyards emerged from a deep, long dormancy after the wet u0026amp; cold Winter of 2013 into ideal spring conditions resulting in high cropping levels across all varieties. The summer of 2014 was cool with no major heatwaves u0026amp; intermittent rain resulting in the production of lower alcohol white wines that enjoyed a longer than usual ripening period, while the reds from this vintage display restraint u0026amp; finesse. Tasting Notes: A powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting u0026amp; expresses cassis, black currant u0026amp; dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco u0026amp; sour cherry notes. As the wine ages u0026amp; its fine grained tannins soften a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability u0026amp; tertiary complexity.””” -Winery”””

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