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2001 Meerlust Estate Rubicon Stellenbosch
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88(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2007

($30; a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot and 10% cabernet franc) Bright, deep ruby-red. Medicinal dark berries, black cherry, cedar, licorice and tobacco on the old-fashioned nose. Juicy, tight and a bit ungiving, with still-youthful plum, bitter cherry and cedar flavors. Finishes with slightly tough, building tannins. This should evolve in a Bordeaux direction, showing earth, truffle, tobacco and underbrush as it unwinds in bottle. The Rubicon is one of South Africa's most famous wines, and insiders report that subsequent vintages have moved toward a more pliant style.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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Best value for this price range
by Shim12844223
Very complex and deep flavor. This wine beats many $100 wines that I have ever had
by nordgren12572347
this is an outstanding wine for $25.00


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South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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