Rust en Vrede Estate Wine 2012
Specialising in the production of red wine only, Rust en Vrede has established itself as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates. Full-bodied and complex, Rust en Vrede wines reflect the uniqueness of the Stellenbosch terroir. Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of a remarkable three hundred year old wine tradition and continues to pursue the excellence synonymous with wines produced by Stellenbosch’s private estates.
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Wine SpectatorPolished in feel, offering blackberry and black currant confiture notes that stream through, gilded with anise and espresso accents. A charcoal hint hangs in the background, but the fruit holds center stage. Nicely done. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Drink now through 2019. 4,837 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Estate Red is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Shiraz and 8% Merlot. That Shiraz component drives the nose with perfumed, pressed violet aromas dominating over any cedar and tobacco scents presumably imparted by the Bordeaux varieties. The palate is certainly well balanced with supple, lightly spiced red fruit with a grainy texture, touches of leather and spice infusing the satisfying finish. You could broach this now, or wait a couple more years for it to develop more secondary characteristics, but it does attest to some well judged winemaking.
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