Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

Item No. 115510
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • WE93
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Bright Ruby Red. Coffee and mocha aromas give way to cassis and subtle hints of spice. Dark berry and black forest cake flavors are supported by a well structured mid palate with fine grainy tannins. The wine shows beautiful elegance with soft lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A grippy, mouthfilling style, with delicious red currant, plum and fig fruit flavors laced with roasted apple wood, savory herb and iron notes. The long finish has cut and vivacity. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2017. 3,705 cases made. "
92 Points

"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is raised in French oak for 18 months during which the six Cabernet clones kept separate. It has a very attractive bouquet with blackberry, liquorice and a touch of marmalade that is well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp black fruit laced with white pepper and soy. It has great tension and vivacity, the finish focused and brimming full of dark cherries and cassis. This is a lovely Cabernet from Rust en Vrede."
91 Points

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Learn About Rust en Vrede Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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