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Rust en Vrede, Estate Wine 2019

(1 review)

‘Continuing a 30-year legacy of excellence in this stunning 2017 vintage of 60% Cab, 30% Shiraz and a splash Merlot.

Juicy black and red fruit with a hint of white pepper and slatey minerality. Good acid tension and house’s generous alcohol well meshed.

Composed and complete, it’s built for the long haul like all Rust en Vrede wines.’ Platter’s

Winemag.co.za ‘Best Signature Red Blend 2020’.

93pts | Platter's

£36.50

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Stellenbosch

Red Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

The Rust en Vrede Estate blend is the emblematic wine of Rust en Vrede and has been selected four times by Wine Spectator as one of the top 100 wines in the World. This wine is uniquely produced and blended in proportion to the vineyard’s plantings (22 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 hectares of Syrah and 1 hectare of Merlot) making it the most honest reflection of their terroir and shows the Rust en Vrede signature style.

The 2019 vintage is made up of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Syrah and 9% Merlot. Distinctive aromas of crème de cassis, Black Forest gateaux and sandalwood give way to subtle vanilla and nutmeg spice. Chalky, fine grained tannins reveal the structure of the blend and provide a rounded mouth feel. Flavours of black cherry and toast are balanced by well-integrated acidity. Restrained on the palate, showing some potential for aging, with a soft, savoury finish.

Aging Potential: 10 to 15 years.

Serving temperature: 14 to 16° Celsius

Alcohol:14.12% ABV

Additional information

Grape

Red Blend

Vintage

2019

Wine Farm

Alcohol

14.2%

Mushroom risotto, chicken casserole or rich pasta dishes.

1 review for Rust en Vrede, Estate Wine 2019

  1. Platter’s | 93pts

    Reputed blend of cab & shiraz (64/28), touch merlot shows its pedigree in 2020 (94 pts), enticing notes of gravel, cassis & an iodine, black-fruited core wrapped in sumptuous tannins & good dry finish. Supreme balance. Also tasted, 2019 near-identical blend (tad less cab) savoury whiffs of cedar & spice over accessible sweet black cherry & juicy plum, enlivened by touch of citrus acidity, finishing salty. Combo barrel sizes & ages (40% new), 22 months, for both.

    Wine tasted by Malu Lambert.

    Platter’s 2023

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