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Rustenberg John X Merriman 2008 Stellenbosch, South Africa

A brilliant Merlot-dominated Bordeaux blend, showing red-berry fruits, chocolate and a round, spicy earthiness. John Xavier Merriman, a South African PM of the early 20th century, purchased land in the Stellenbosch region in 1892 which in later years became the Rustenberg Estate. Try with roast meats. In the press: “One of South Africa’s best Bordeaux-style reds, this may be expensive but it’s well worth the hefty price tag. It certainly packs a punch with rich blackcurrant fruit, a chalky, gravelly edge and a fabulous freshness.” Jamie Goode, Sunday Express, 14 February 2010 (2006 vintage). Red. Case of 12