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2010 Rustenberg Wines John X Merriman Stellenbosch
Producer: Rustenberg Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa
88(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
(48% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot, 4% petit verdot, 2% malbec and 1% cabernet franc): Good bright medium ruby. Pure, subtly perfumed aromas of cassis, black cherry and chocolatey oak. Rich and chewy but a bit youthfully tough today, showing limited flesh and sweetness. Quite taut, even austere, finishing with a strong element of chocolatey oak and a touch of dryness. A puzzling early showing for a wine that normally offers outstanding value.