The John X Merriman Bordeaux-style blend is named in tribute to a previous owner of the estate who was hugely responsible for revitalising Rustenberg in the past. This bold wine has made its mark by garnering a spot in the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines. It exhibits delightful blackcurrant, dark fruit and cassis notes collaborating with sour cherry and cigar tobacco characters. With age the powdery tannins will soften and a more savoury palate will reveal itself, creating much complexity. This red has great longevity and will be enjoyable for 10 to 15 years after vintage.
48% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot; 3% Cabernet Franc; 3% Malbec
Big and Bold Red