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2001 Rust En Vrede Estate Red (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Rust En Vrede Estate rustenvrede.com   details
Appellation: Stellenbosch - South Africa
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz - Merlot
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$35.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: June 30, 2005 , Bob Massarella
91 points "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Acidity: crisp; Body: medium-bodied; Overall: pleasant; "
rated: September 9, 2004 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
" An established star of Stellenbosch, Rust en Vrede has created another stupendous wine in 2001, this one a blend of 53% cabernet sauvignon, 35% shiraz and 12% merlot. Varietals are separately (micro-) vinified and left to mature in 300-liter French and American oak barrels for 18 months. The wines are then blended and bottled and, after a further 12 months of bottle-maturation, released. Aromas of ripe blueberry, black currant, cassis and mint pave the way for flavors of more dark berries, subtle oak and silky, integrated tannins. Great aging potential, too. This one is always highly rated by Spectator."
rated: April 20, 2005 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
91 points "Offers lots of juicy blackberry, black currant and briar flavors supported by tar, spice, bramble and dark chocolate notes. Despite its dark profile, it's vibrant and open through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Drink now through 2007." Best 2005-2007
rated: April 20, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "Deep red color. Smoky nose with black cherry aromas. Peppery on the palate. Nice spicy finish. A good match with tapenade."
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