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Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa 2014 (750 ml) Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch 2013 (750 ml) De Trafford Blueprint Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2012 (750 ml)
WS 90

Tightly coiled, with verbena, white asparagus and tarragon notes weaving around a core of lemon curd. Reveals a light paraffin echo on the finish. Let this unwind a bit. Drink now through 2018.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (April, 2016)
Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness with liquorice and stony minerality. The palate is full-bodied, structured by sleek tannins which restrain the vibrant dark fruit. The wine lingers on the palate with creamy fruit.

Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.
WA 92

The 2012 Blueprint Shiraz has an ebullient cassis, blueberry and violet-scented bouquet that is well-defined and brimming over with energy. The palate is medium-bodied with menthol-infused blue and black fruit on the entry. The acidity is nicely judged and it exerts a gentle grip towards the clove and white pepper-tinged finish. Great personality here, a Syrah to enjoy over the next 6-10 years.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April, 2017)
De Morgenzon DMZ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2016 (750 ml) Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2012 (750 ml) Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)
This show stopping white displays effusive aromas of white flower, stone fruit, honey and toast which erupt into opulent flavours of pear, orange blossom, caramel and spice. It’s a world class wine offering that strikes a brilliant balance between lush fruit and crisp, mouth-watering acidity.
WA 93

The 2012 Five Soldiers Chardonnay comes from some of the oldest vines on the property, around 22 years old that tend to suffer a lot of coulure that lower yields, whole-bunch pressed with slightly more new wood (70%) for 15 months. The bouquet handles the wood well, with attractive dried honey and candle wax aromas complementing the citrus fruit. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and frankly you would hardly notice the oak. Citrus fresh with delicate white peach and pink grapefruit notes, this is a lovely Chardonnay.

While I have lamented some of the stalwarts of the region for dragging their heels and remaining hidebound to outdated practices and styles, that is not the case for all. Some estates such as Kanonkop and here at Rustenberg, are really producing some well-crafted wines that deserves attention.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2014)
A great vintage with trophy winning quality! Medium dark with black-red color. Explosive nose of red fruits and infused cherry, the palate projects cranberry and plum with smoky strawberry high tones. Bright with a good grip and velvety mouthfeel with considerable ageing potential.
De Toren Fusion V 2014 (750 ml)
WE 91, WS 90

Polished, with an alluring mocha note weaving around the core of steeped cherry, plum and blackberry fruit. Coffee and tobacco details underscore the finish, which is fleshy and suave in feel. Drink now through 2020.

- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (May, 2017)