Rubicon, Chris Williams, Meerlust, South Africa 2016

Rubicon, Chris Williams, Meerlust, South Africa 2016


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Family owned – energetic winemaker

Meerlust

Meerlust Estate is situated 40 kilometres from Cape Town, on the banks of the Eerste River in the district of Stellenbosch. Johannes Albertus Myburgh bought Meerlust in January 1757. His ownership marked the foundation of the Myburgh Dynasty. Hannes Myburgh, 8th generation owner of Meerlust, is now running the estate with the help of Chris Williams.

Chris was appointed Cellar Master at Meerlust in 2004. He studied Oenology at Elsenberg and gained international experience in France while working for Michel Rolland. Chris is energised by the challenge of developing the vines at Meerlust to their next stage of maturity, while isolating and identifying specific vineyards of excellence and elevating the varietal expression of his grapes.

Rubicon 2016

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Wonderful exotic aromas of plum, sandalwood and perfume, still with a touch of creamy vanilla. The palate is medium bodied with a forward dark fruit flavour of cassis and mulberry followed by a lithe tannic structure fleshed out with juicy fruit. The impression is one of litheness and grace rather than over-arching power.



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