Red Wines (archived)
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2010
Intense translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. Very forthcoming perfume on the nose with musk, wild strawberry, cranberry and hints of savoury richness and spice and a pronounced minerality. The palate is medium bodied with pure Pinot Noir fruit flavours of plum and red cherry supported by an ultra-fine, densely textured tannin structure which adds to the volume and vivacity of the wine.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.33  pH: 3.52  TA: 5.9  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2012
Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.
Alc: 13.9  RS: 2.79  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2013
Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.
Alc: 13.3  RS: 2.79  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2015 -  SOLD OUT
Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. The wine shows pronounced lifted perfume on the nose with red berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of savoury richness and spice and a clean vibrant minerality. . On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.
Alc: 13.3  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.8  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2008
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark fruit on the nose, mulberry and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety
Alc: 15.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2010 -  SOLD OUT
39Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark fruit on the nose, mulberry and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety.
Alc: 14.1  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.60  TA: 6.3  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2012
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.49  TA: 6.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2013
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry, liquorice and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lend greater complexity to the wine.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.39  TA: 6.7  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured. Intense blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity. The palate is rich and dense with a wonderful lacy tannic structure. Very impressive in youth but the intensity, harmony and balance all promise maturation over the next 15 years.

Alc: 15.0  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.71  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.63  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
2The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim.

On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas.

On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured. Intense blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity. The palate is rich and dense with a wonderful lacy tannic structure. Very impressive in youth but the intensity, harmony and balance all promise maturation over the next 15 years.

Alc: 14.7  RS: 2.82  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.92  VA: 0.66  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured. Intense blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity. The palate is rich and dense with a wonderful lacy tannic structure.
Alc: 14.3  RS: 2.28  pH: 3.57  TA: 6.1  VA: 0.66  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured. Intense blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity. The palate is rich and dense with a wonderful lacy tannic structure.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.56  TA: 6.3  VA: 0.67  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Red 2011
The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.60  TA: 6.1  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2008 -  SOLD OUT
Very deep, youthfull colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. Still young and still intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.65  TA: 6.4  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2009
The 2009 Rubicon is one of the very best produced to date. A combination of almost perfect weather conditions and mature, healthy and properly sighted vines has ensured a classic, expressive Rubicon. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose withviolets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. Still young and still intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.6  TA: 6.0  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2010
The 2010 Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.5  TA: 6.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2012
The 2012 Rubicon is another superb expression of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note and stony minerality also evident on the nose. Still youthful and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured by beautifully sleek, ripe tannins which restrain the vibrant dark fruit typical of this vintage. The wine lingers on the palate with creamy fruit mouthfiilling linear tannins.
Alc: 14.4  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.8  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2013
The 2013 Rubicon classic expression of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note and stony minerality also evident on the nose. Still youthful and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured by beautifully sleek, ripe tannins which restrain the vibrant dark fruit typical of this vintage, giving the wine an opulent texture which is kept focused by the linear acidity. The wine lingers on the palate with creamy fruit mouthfiilling tannins.
Alc: 13.9  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.53  TA: 6.12  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2007
Very deep, youthful colour, intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
Alc: 14.1  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.65  TA: 6.03  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2011
Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance.

Lifted perfume on the nose with red berry fruit, musk, wild and hints of savoury richness and spice and a pronounced minerality .

Very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy tannin on the finish.

Alc: 13.9  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.2  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2006 (Magnum)
Very deep, youthfull colour, intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedarwood and intense spicinesss. Still very young but brooding, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.

Alc: 14.39  RS: 2.98  pH: 3.56  TA: 6.00  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Rubicon 2005 (Magnum)
The wine has an intense, opaque deep ruby colour, very slight gradation to the rim. Bright and vivacious in the glass, very youthful. The nose is brooding and restrained at this stage, yet beginning to emerge with deep, dark fruit, cassis, plum and black cherry. There is a pronounced minerality on the nose with graphite, cedar smoke and cigar box bouquet. The palate is beautifully structured, fuller bodied than some earlier vintages of Rubicon due to the intensity of  the fruit and intricate tannin structure. The wine exhibits rich juiciness and savour already, but the compactness and sinewy taughtness of this young wine suggest a long maturation potential. The perfectly formed, ripe  tannins are densely packed and tightly woven but  remain lithe and almost powdery, giving the wine a generous opulence even at this early phase of its development.

Alc: 14.42  RS: 2.45  pH: 3.76  TA: 5.57  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:



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