Rustenberg John X Merriman 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

—VINTAGES#: 707323
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2014
The 2014 John X Merriman is the spiciest vintage to date according to Murray Barlow, due to the cooler growing season that did not go past 30 degrees Celsius during the season. Matured in 35% new oak for 20 months, that spice-box element does percolate through the red berry fruit on the nose, touches of bay leaf and melted tar emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin on the entry, a fine seam of acidity, grippy and quite assertive at first, but calmer towards the finish with that long spicy/pepper tail on the aftertaste. Give this 2-3 years in bottle. This is discretely classy even if it is just missing that 'X' factor. Drink Date: 2020-2032. Score - 90. (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, April 28, 2017)
$24.95

Product Details

Release Date:
May 12, 2018
750 mL bottle
Alcohol/Vol
14.0%
Made in:
Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, South Africa
By:
Rustenberg Wines
Sugar Content:
4 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Style:
Full-bodied & Firm
Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

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