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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Rust en Vrede Merlot 2008
Rust en Vrede Merlot 2008
(search item no. 103271)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red wine. This Merlot displays rich plum and chocolate aromas infused with a soft spiciness and hints of blueberries. The initial impression gives rise to fresh berry flavors backed up by rich plush tannins on the mid-palate.
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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.