2012 Rust en Vrede Estate
Stellenbosch, South Africa

92 WS

2012 Rust en Vrede Estate


$40.49 as part of a mixed case.

Volume Discount
1-5 $44.99
6-11 $40.49
12+ $38.24

16+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"Deep crimson red. Dark fruit and roasted spices are backed up by a rich dark chocolate line, with subtle vanilla aromas. The dark fruit and spicy liquorice aromas follow through beautifully from the nose. This full bodied wine has great structure and length, with a seamlessly integrated mid-palate and a long, dry finish."

Technical Notes
"55% Cabernet Sauvignon/36% Shiraz/9% Merlot. Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 21 day maceration. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down 4 times a day. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Following fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot clones are vinified separately. Matured in 85% French and 15% American oak barrels for 18 months, and then for a further 12 months in the bottle before release. 15% alc."
Wine Spectator
"92 pts ... Polished in feel, offering blackberry and black currant confiture notes that stream through, gilded with anise and espresso accents. A charcoal hint hangs in the background, but the fruit holds center stage. Nicely done. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Drink now through 2019. "