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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Rust en Vrede Merlot 2011
Rust en Vrede Merlot 2011
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International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripe plum aromas with notes of dried fruit reminiscent of Christmas Cake, combined with a subtle dark chocolate undertone on the nose. Smooth, elegant mid-palate with a good integration of soft red fruit moves through to a subtle oak spice finish.
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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.