Rustenberg John X Merriman 2022


Region: Stellenbosch

Tasting note:

‘Sophisticated, sumptuous & beautifully balanced, this Cape Bordeaux, renowned for consistent style & quality, shows true distinction in 2021. Mostly cab, with merlot, malbec & petit verdot (20/11/6). Concentrated dark fruit, sleek but firm tannins & an oak polishing (20 months, 35% new) already tempt broaching but a decade in the cellar will be handsomely rewarded, as for 2020 (4.5 stars, 93 pts). WO Simonsberg-Stellenbosch.’ – Platter’s Guide, 5* (96/100)

‘The John X Merriman is a powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting and expresses cassis, black currant and dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco and sour cherry notes. As the wine ages and its fine grained tannins soften a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability and tertiary complexity’ – Winemaker

4 in stock.
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