"The 2010 Rubicon is a classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins."
"62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. The Cabernets were given quite lengthy macerations to ensure complete extraction of the perfectly ripe fruit, but the Merlot was given even longer post fermentation maceration to encourage complete polymerization of complex tannins and add a broad, juicy and silky texture to the blend as a whole. Malolactic fermentation was completed in barrel for 5 months before assessment and assemblage. The wine spent a total of 21 months in 60 % new French Nevers oak with 40 % 2nd fill Nevers and Alliers barrels. 15-20 years ageing potential. 14.5% alc."