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Rust En Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml 2013
Sku: 43092
The Rust en Vrede Cabernet became a favorite of mine when visiting Stellenbosch in 2013. The Winery was established in 1694 and is proud to be part of a remarkable three-hundred-year- ...more
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $19.99

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Vinous 91 points - (14.8% alcohol): Health red-ruby color. Cassis, licorice, coffee and a medicinal coolness on the varietally expressive nose, complemented by sexy oak tones. Pliant, concentrated dark berry and spice flavors are lifted by subtle menthol and mineral nuances. Suave and refined Cabernet with lovely sweet fruit and a long, ripely tannic finish. Less oaky than the 1694 bottlings and that’s fine with me. 91+ Points (Jun 2015)

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The Rust en Vrede Cabernet became a favorite of mine when visiting Stellenbosch in 2013. The Winery was established in 1694 and is proud to be part of a remarkable three-hundred-year-old wine tradition. There is a reason why Wine Spectator has rated this wine 91 points for the last 4 vintages, including 2013. This is a wine with full body and a firm structure yet is completely approachable now and will cellar nicely through 2020. In the words of the wine-maker this wine is “deep opaque-colored, classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. This Cab offers a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish.” This is a good bet for stocking up and enjoying over the next several years as it develops.
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Specialising in the production of red wine only, Rust en Vrede has established itself as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates. Full-bodied and complex, Rust en Vrede wines reflect the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of a remarkable three hundred year old wine tradition and continues to pursue the excellence synonymous with wines produced by Stellenbosch’s private estates.