Rustenberg

Rustenberg

John X Merriman Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

...my last bottle of 2008, this wine is so fantastic right now. A point and overdelivering in a huge way for a wine less <10€! Perfect!! — 10 days ago

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Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

David T
9.2

The nose shows, bright dark and mid red fruits. Blackberries, purple fruits, dark cherries, blue fruits, black raspberries & sour black plums. Dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, touch of V/A, herbaceous notes, tobacco, sweet tarry notes, soft wood notes, dark rich soil, expresso notes, limestone minerals and dark withering and fresh florals.

The body is full and thick. The tannins powdery, meaty and sticky. The structure, length, tension and balance are set for success. The fruits are ripe with candied notes. Blackberries, purple fruits, dark cherries, blue fruits, black raspberries & sour black plum. Dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, touch V/A on the palate as well, herbaceous notes, tobacco, sweet tarry notes, dark spice with just a touch of heat, soft wood notes, dark rich soil, expresso notes, limestone minerals and dark withering and fresh florals. The acidity runs like a fresh water river. The long finish is thick, round, ripe, well balanced and persist in the mouth for minutes.

Photos of; another shot of their hillside vines, Owner/Winemaker, Murray Barlow and I taking about his vineyards, Cellar Door grounds and another perspective of their vines and vistas.
— 5 months ago

James, P and 15 others liked this

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Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

2008 Great Wine, layered, old world, really great finish. — 6 months ago

Joseph Gannon

Joseph Gannon

I show you layered

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Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2018

Oak finish, mineral initial. Really good. — 9 days ago

Rustenberg

RM Nicolson Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Rich and fruity and the decade hasn’t hurt — 5 months ago

Tricia Hirt
with Tricia

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Chenin Blanc 2018

David T
9.0

The nose reveals; peach, white peach, apricot, lemon, pineapple, some grapefruit, almost candied lime, marmalade notes, soft chalkiness & minerality with yellow flowers.

The body is thick, waxy and full. There a bit of a sour presence to the fruit. Peach, white peach, apricot, lemon, pineapple, some grapefruit, almost candied lime, marmalade notes, soft chalkiness & minerality with yellow flowers. Round acidity and thick well polished, rich finish.

Photos of; The sloping hillside vines at Rustenberg, Owner/Winemaker Murray Barlow & I talking about his vineyard (my favorite pastime), grounds around Rustenberg and our tasting area.
— 5 months ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 18 others liked this

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SWB Sémillon Blend 2018

Acidic and buttery — 2 months ago

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Stellenbosch Petit Verdot Rosé 2015

Really flavorful, not too acidic. Refreshing. — 2 months ago

Rustenberg

Five Soldiers Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2017

David T
9.1

The nose shows, big butter, cream, oak, buttered popcorn, green & red apple, lemon, lime, overripe pineapple, overripe white peach, honey notes, very soft chalkiness & minerality with yellow floral, fruit blossoms, jasmine and lilies.

The body is very full, thick & waxy. Honeysuckle, big butter, cream, medium oak, buttered popcorn, green & red apple, lemon, lime, overripe pineapple, overripe white peach, honey notes, very soft chalkiness & minerality with yellow floral, fruit blossoms, jasmine and lilies. Great round acidity and a nice rich, lush and polished finish.

Photos of; Rustenberg and their surrounding grounds, our tasting area, tasting room bar, and the 100 or so heads of cattle they raise in addition to making wine.
— 5 months ago

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