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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Estate Red Blend 2010
Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Estate Red Blend 2010
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright ruby red. Aromas of red fruit and violet lead subtle nuances of dark chocolate, licorice and characteristic lead pencil notes also come to the fore. The red berry and mocha flavors are supported by a well-structured, creamy mid palate with fine grainy tannins. The wine shows beautiful elegance with a soft lingering finish.

Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Shiraz, 8% Merlot

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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.