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South Africa, Stellenbosch region

Rust en Vrede

Rust en Vrede Merlot 2015

Rust en Vrede Merlot 2015 one of their best ever?

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Vinous - Stephen Tanzer May 2017
(14.5% alcohol): Good medium red-ruby. Dark berries, tobacco leaf, chocolate and cedary oak on the nose, plus a suggestion of woodsmoke. At once supple and firm on the palate, with lovely energy and vinosity to its intense currant, spice and herb flavors. With its complex herbal notes and firm spine of dusty tannins, I might have picked this as Cabernet Sauvignon--or at least a Bordeaux blend. Already shows enticing sweetness but lay this baby down for at least a couple years.
4 Stars 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Interesting mix of flavours on 15 with dark-berried fruits vying with chocolate, ginger & vanilla. Gritty tannins suggest plenty of interest to come, as does unusually lengthy finish.

Winemaker Notes

This wine is ruby red with an aroma of rich plum and chocolate with notes of blueberry and spice. The elegant, well-balanced body is layered with fresh berry flavors and rich tannins, leading to a complex finish.

Chemical Analysis




14.5% alcohol by volume




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