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2005 Rustenberg John X Merriman Proprietary Blend

South Africa Stellenbosch

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Score: 89 Rated By : Wine Spectator Apr-2008

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Rustenberg John X Merriman Proprietary Blend 2005
old world meets new world meets totally unique!
Michael P.
Michael P.

Rated  on May 20, 2008

A really snappy green peppercorn quality that somehow totally works in concert with classic bordeaux profile. All of this eventually mellows to show very WA state-like tart cherry. Really unique.

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This wine made me rethink South Africa
Score: 90 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
AMAZING VALUE. Has the depth and complexity of a great bordeaux blend from anywhere, but also a distinct character, a signature of the house maybe, or the region perhaps. Spicy, spicy for these grapes, like green peppercorns, but not in a bad or vegetal way, just really unique. Should develop marvelously.
Posted by sleepyhaus on June 17, 2008
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