Meerlust Rubicon 2000

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Giorgio dalla Cia
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.4 %vol
pH - 3.4
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

Swiss International Air Line awards 2005 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Gold
Best in Class Silver - International Wine and Spirits Competition ( IWCS ) 2005

Tasting Notes

Swiss International Air Line awards 2005 - Gold
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Gold
Best in Class Silver - International Wine and Spirits Competition ( IWCS ) 2005
Deep purple ink colour. A spicy tobacco leaf and cigar box bouquet. Firm tannins, youthful palate. The wine is well-balanced and has good ageing potential.

Ageing Potential

15 - 20 years.

Blend Information

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese. Serve at 18 - 20°C.

In The Vineyard

Soil Type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay.

In The Cellar

The different cultivars were fermented separately in steel tanks for 10 days. After malolactic fermentation the wines were blended and matured in Nevers barriques for 24 months. 80% new wood and 20% second fill. After bottling, the wine was further matured for 24 months before release.


Other Vintages

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Meerlust Rubicon 2016 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
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Meerlust Rubicon 2013 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2012 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2010 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
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Meerlust Rubicon 2009 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2008 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2007 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2006 (Magnum) Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2005 (Magnum) Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2004 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2003 Giorgio Dalla Cia Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2001 Giorgio Dalla Cia Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2000 Georgio dalla Cia Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 2000 Giorgio dalla Cia Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 1999 Giorgio dalla Cia Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon 1997 Giorgio Dalla Cia
Meerlust Rubicon 1996 Giorgio Dalla Cia
Meerlust Rubicon 1995 Giorgio Dalla Cia
Meerlust Rubicon Collector's Tin 750ml Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Rubicon Magnum Gift Pack Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon

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