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2002 Rustenberg Wines John X Merriman Stellenbosch
Producer: Rustenberg Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa
88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2005
Sweet but more oak-dominated aromas of currant, licorice, tar and chocolate. Sweet, jammy, merlot-dominated flavors of plum and chocolate. This is ripe and in your face, while the 2001 is more complex and multilayered. (According to Badenhorst, February had three times more rain than the norm for this month.) Finishes with dusty, fine tannins.