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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Shiraz 2003
Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 94644)

PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Deep garnet red.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, cinnamon, black currant and Christmas cake.

Palate: Intense full bodied red wine packed with ripe plum and rich chocolate flavors, backed by oak spice and red berries. Well rounded tannins ending in a pleasant, long, lingering aftertaste.

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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.