Red

2003 Meerlust Rubicon

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • South Africa
  • Coastal Region
  • Stellenbosch
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • dave747400 wrote: 93 points

    April 17, 2018 - With beef brisket at Hope Cove. Audouzed 2hrs. From magnum. Great Cabernet nose, long & balanced in the mouth, and a nice long finish. In a perfect place now, but certainly no rush to drink.

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 91 points

    August 5, 2017 - First of the five blind tasted reds.

    Medium to deep garnet red with slight bricking on the edges. Barnyard funk on the attack of the nose with chalk, some greenery, leather, gamey notes, a touch floral and a little petrol too. Rounded and well integrated tannins (5.5/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Well structured with balanced acidity. Light cherries on the palate, cherry tomato, earthy and some herbs. Dry medium plus finish. Drink till 2020.

  • cab blends wrote: 91 points

    August 5, 2017 - Blind Tasting: Chalk nose with brick garnet color. Integrated and moderate dryness comes through in the finish. Initial attack has fruit that lasts only to mid palate and then the dryness kicks in.

    Initial tasting with 1 hour decanting.

    Also tasted it without decanting - light barnyard and less chalk on the nose. The body was heavy so I don't recommend decanting this in the future. This would be 90 without the decant. - Beautifully rounded - Drink now

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  • mwangi Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 26, 2017 - Still had a little time time left. Well intergrated hints of licqourice and black tea. Delicious.

  • alexc wrote: 92 points

    April 14, 2017 - Drinking wonderfully now but will last.....

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  • By Michael Godel
    10/5/2017 (link)

    (Meerlust Rubicon, Wo Stellenbosch red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Meerlust
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Rubicon
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Coastal Region
  • SubRegion Stellenbosch
  • Appellation Stellenbosch
  • UPC Codes 6009648620957, 6009648622302, 6009648622647

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 214 (39%)
  • Consumed 336 (61%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Fondue bourguignonne et chinoise, Lamb and Chicken Korma

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