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Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.220 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Jonathan Wall

Nailed it with Afghan Lamb Kebabs. Out of the gate it’s bright with a Bordeaux character... then turns slightly underripe vegetal... by hour 4 this all smooths out. It was fun tasting it’s evolution for 6+ hours. Great wine, and recommend with hearty food.

Nailed it with Afghan Lamb Kebabs. Out of the gate it’s bright with a Bordeaux character... then turns slightly underripe vegetal... by hour 4 this all smooths out. It was fun tasting it’s evolution for 6+ hours. Great wine, and recommend with hearty food.

Aug 31st, 2020
Shengli Hu

Fresh dark berries and red cherries. Rustic, dusty truffles, medicinal notes along side pyrazine. Cedar wood and Tabasco. Medium integrated tannins and bright acidity.

Fresh dark berries and red cherries. Rustic, dusty truffles, medicinal notes along side pyrazine. Cedar wood and Tabasco. Medium integrated tannins and bright acidity.

May 7th, 2018
Martin Hafer

I’d place this among the top ten best wines I’ve had. While not as peppery as some South African reds (which I love), it’s amazingly smooth and well balanced. A delicious wine and fir about $30 a bottle a real bargain

I’d place this among the top ten best wines I’ve had. While not as peppery as some South African reds (which I love), it’s amazingly smooth and well balanced. A delicious wine and fir about $30 a bottle a real bargain

Jun 28th, 2020
Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (90/100) Много зелени в аромате (свежескошенная трава, зелёный перец), после аэрации появляется больше чёрных ягод и пряностей. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, бархатистыми по текстуре танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе с выраженным тоном шоколада и кофейной кислинкой.

16.5/20 (90/100) Много зелени в аромате (свежескошенная трава, зелёный перец), после аэрации появляется больше чёрных ягод и пряностей. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, бархатистыми по текстуре танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе с выраженным тоном шоколада и кофейной кислинкой.

Nov 16th, 2019
Doggfather

Let it open up in a decanter for 30 minutes. Great with bison cheeseburgers.

Let it open up in a decanter for 30 minutes. Great with bison cheeseburgers.

Jul 27th, 2019
Taura Zivkovic

Beautiful vintage!

Beautiful vintage!

Jul 19th, 2019
Mark Z
8.9

Nice. Good but not special.

Nice. Good but not special.

Jun 14th, 2019
Dylan Kleinhentz

At R410, this is a beautiful wine. One to keep on the wine rack for atleast 3 more years and will only get better with age. Bought one for a really special occasion to occur, can not wait to open this bottle!!

At R410, this is a beautiful wine. One to keep on the wine rack for atleast 3 more years and will only get better with age. Bought one for a really special occasion to occur, can not wait to open this bottle!!

Oct 23rd, 2018
Kieran Roberts

Got this en primeur. 5 more bottles resting in the cupboard. Would suggest 1 every three years. This is an amazing vintage and well structured wine.

Got this en primeur. 5 more bottles resting in the cupboard. Would suggest 1 every three years. This is an amazing vintage and well structured wine.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Alan Kalton

Very nice blend. Beautiful dark fruit on the nose. Exceptional wine.

Very nice blend. Beautiful dark fruit on the nose. Exceptional wine.

May 26th, 2018