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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 62484)

PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Cabernet has a beautiful brick red color. Intense aromas of ripe black berries, cassis, pencil shavings, cedar and earth and intermingle on the nose. On the palate, flavors of green pepper and ripe black berries are well balanced by firm tannins. A nice long finish, the perfect food wine.
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About Rust en Vrede:

Nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch wine region lies this beautiful estate of 55 hectares. Known for consistently producing wines of high quality, Rust en Vrede is now considered to be one of the finest estates in South Africa when it comes to the making of truly great red wines. Established in 1694, it is one of the oldest estates in the Stellenbosch area and displays exquisite examples of Cape Dutch architecture.

In 1991, President Nelson Mandela awarded the Merit award of export achievement to the estate. During this period, they tirelessly worked on building the Rust en Vrede brand into a world quality product. These efforts were rewarded in 1993 when President Mandela selected Rust en Vrede to be served at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize banquet.