Rustenberg John X Merriman 2014

Tasting Notes

Winery: Rustenberg
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: 16397 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 mL
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2014


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90 pts Wine Advocate –
The 2014 John X Merriman is the spiciest vintage to date according to Murray Barlow, due to the cooler growing season that did not go past 30 degrees Celsius during the season. Matured in 35% new oak for 20 months, that spice-box element does percolate through the red berry fruit on the nose, touches of bay leaf and melted tar emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin on the entry, a fine seam of acidity, grippy and quite assertive at first, but calmer towards the finish with that long spicy/pepper tail on the aftertaste. Give this 2-3 years in bottle. This is discretely classy even if it is just missing that “X” factor. Drink: 2020-2032

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