Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756.
Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.
Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away.
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc)
Rubicon is Meerlust's flagship wine. It is intense yet elegant, exhibiting complexity and a depth of flavours.
A full bodied wine rich with cassis fruit and spicy minerality.
It has creamy ripe tannins and a very long aftertaste.
Rubicon will mature for 25 years and is an ideal accompaniment for roast beef, game and ripe cheeses.
The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful.
The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas.
On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate.
The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear.
The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste
Meerlust Pinot Noir
Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance.
On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity.
The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse.
Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.
Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness.
On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity.
The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality.
The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish.