Meerlust Estate’s Stellenbosch Red is a judicious blend of two Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc) and Merlot. Bright with an intense violet colour, this medium-bodied red is expressive on the nose and vivacious on the palate. The fruit not used for their top wine, the Rubicon, is used for the Stellenbosch Red, hence the quality is outstanding. Great buying.
The winery writes "It's a wine which may have grown up in the shadow of its big sister Rubicon, but it certainly deserves more attention in its own right. Intense blackcurrant and eucalyptus nose mix happily on the palate with green pepper and tobacco notes. The tannins are nicely soft and silky which give a good all round structure beofre it signs off with the signature elegant smokiness on the finish."