Meerlust Rubicon Red Wine 2018 (750 ml)

  • RP: 92
  • W&S: 92
  • WS: 91

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Meerlust Rubicon Red Wine 2018

A prestigious red wine from the Meerlust Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Crafted from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, this wine showcases a deep garnet color and reveals complex aromas of blackcurrant, cigar box, and a hint of chocolate. On the palate, it offers a full-bodied and velvety texture, with flavors of dark berries, cedar, and a well-integrated oak influence. The wine's refined tannins and a long, elegant finish demonstrate the exceptional quality of Stellenbosch winemaking.

Critic Ratings

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 92:

Composed of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Rubicon offers a broad-shouldered expression with an Old World essence. The nose explodes with a wide variety of aromas, expressing a subtle Old World funk with an equally pleasing amount of New World vibrancy and freshness. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers dark fruit flavors with a fine beam of acidity while expressing a firm tannic edge that will loosen in time. The wine glides to a refined and complex finish that will continue to evolve gracefully for a decade.

Wine & Spirits Review - Rated 92:

This blend, based on cabernet sauvignon with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot, has a broad frame of gentle tannins. Its delicate, pretty fruit runs the color gamut from black to blue to red, all scented with a pleasantly humid forest-floor wildness. The shape of the wine seems barely larger than its flavors, which I found to offer direct and easy access to it complex aromas and fruit—like a picture frame.

Wine Spectator Review - Rated 91:
Broad and open-knit, this harmonious red integrates fine tannins with a fragrant overtone of cured tobacco, featuring baked currant and fig, fresh and loamy earth, black licorice twist and milled pepper. Fresh and focused on the finish, where the tobacco note lingers on. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now.


Winery Meerlust
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Year 2018
Grape Varietal Red Blend - Bordeaux Blend
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.3%
Wine Style Red Wine


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