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John X Meriman, Rustenberg Estate, Stellenbosch

Founded in 1682, this historic estate has been owned by the Barlow family since 1941. Experimentative winemaker Adi Badenhorst has been the catalyst for innovations such as aerial x-raying of vines to assess grape ripeness. Lavish production values for this Merlot-Cabernet blend (named after an eminent ex-Rustenberg owner) - hand harvesting, ageing in French oak -have resulted in a silky-textured style with rich flavours of cassis, plums, vanilla and spice. Roast beef wine.

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