Rustenberg, Stellenbosch Merlot 2019
Smooth and easy-drinking wine from one of the Cape’s oldest estates.
Rich aromas of blackberries, cassis, eucalyptus and dark chocolate follow through to a smooth palate that is both balanced and well- rounded with fine grained tannins.
Merlot has been a mainstay red grape variety on Rustenberg since the late 1970’s where its lead role has been to complement Cabernet Sauvignon in blends. Rustenberg’s Merlots tend to be bigger and bolder in body and are structured to have excellent aging potential, pairing well with red meat based dishes and rewarding decanting before being served.
This wine can be enjoyed now or will benefit from maturation in ideal cellar conditions for 8-10+ years.
Pairing well with red meat based dishes.