Meerlust

Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.038 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

Meh

Jan 22nd, 2018
Shay A
9.2

This is now my fourth South African wine (second from @Greg Ballington ) and this is definitely the best red that I've had. Gave it about 45-mins of air time and it improved through an hour and a half. Red in the glass, which I'm finding common for South African cabs. Not extremely fruit dominant, but not dominant in any other note either. A balance of cherries, cranberries, tobacco and graphite/lead on the nose. Good weight to it on the palate. Cedar and rhubarb accentuate the finish. A very enjoyable cab blend and I expect it to be firing on all cylinders the second day. Probably at its best in 7 years or so. Many thanks again for introducing this to me, Greg! My buddy @Cody Cotten , who visited South Africa a while back, really loved this as did I!

This is now my fourth South African wine (second from @Greg Ballington ) and this is definitely the best red that I've had. Gave it about 45-mins of air time and it improved through an hour and a half. Red in the glass, which I'm finding common for South African cabs. Not extremely fruit dominant, but not dominant in any other note either. A balance of cherries, cranberries, tobacco and graphite/lead on the nose. Good weight to it on the palate. Cedar and rhubarb accentuate the finish. A very enjoyable cab blend and I expect it to be firing on all cylinders the second day. Probably at its best in 7 years or so. Many thanks again for introducing this to me, Greg! My buddy @Cody Cotten , who visited South Africa a while back, really loved this as did I!

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Nice herb/fruit balance

Nice herb/fruit balance

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2017
Kyle Groombridge

This is really dynamic. Nice Bordeaux style blend from SA.. definite freshly ground pepper, oaky vanillin, dark fruit.. becomes richer as it opens up. Nice bottle.

This is really dynamic. Nice Bordeaux style blend from SA.. definite freshly ground pepper, oaky vanillin, dark fruit.. becomes richer as it opens up. Nice bottle.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Eric Hwang

Once I get past the initial vegetal aromas, it was quite good. Tobacco, cedar and graphite aromas. A bit spicy on the palate, with a hint of anise. Fab unctuous mouthfeel with a nice long finish.

Once I get past the initial vegetal aromas, it was quite good. Tobacco, cedar and graphite aromas. A bit spicy on the palate, with a hint of anise. Fab unctuous mouthfeel with a nice long finish.

Oct 26th, 2016
Eric Hwang

A bit more extracted with rich dark fruit, cedar, graphite and spice aromas. Full-bodied with smooth tannins and a lingering finish. Needs some cellar time.

A bit more extracted with rich dark fruit, cedar, graphite and spice aromas. Full-bodied with smooth tannins and a lingering finish. Needs some cellar time.

Jul 21st, 2016
Doggfather

One of the best Bordeaux blends you can find.

One of the best Bordeaux blends you can find.

Sep 16th, 2017
Alan Irvine

Tremendous fruity,okay, silky great depth,not too tannic, well structured and balanced.

Tremendous fruity,okay, silky great depth,not too tannic, well structured and balanced.

Jul 9th, 2017
Ryan Fissell

I feel like I drank a liquified version of a green pepper.

I feel like I drank a liquified version of a green pepper.

Mar 20th, 2017
Julie Obermeyer

Really enjoyed this wine. Dark fruit. Soft, plush mouthfeel. But still assertive.

Really enjoyed this wine. Dark fruit. Soft, plush mouthfeel. But still assertive.

Mar 6th, 2017