Meerlust Red

The Meerlust Red replaces Rubicon when quality is deemed insufficient for the flagship blend. This efficient red is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. All the vineyards were green harvested during veraison to reduce yield, increasing concentration, tannin ripeness and fruit definition. The resulting wine was barrel aged for 17 months in a mixture of 1st fill, 2nd fill and 3rd fill French oak.



Western Cape, South Africa

Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (31%), Cabernet Sauvignon (29%) and Petit Verdot (8%),

More Information - Meerlust Red

Youthful colour, deep and dense with garnet red hue. Red fruit and warm spice on the nose with some supporting oak notes. Still young and intense, the palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh red fruit and soft rounded tannins. Ageing Potential: 5-8 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions

Back Story & Wine Information

Meerlust has a long-standing commitment to producing exceptional wines. In 1985, the estate released its first Red blend, which marked the first declassification of its flagship Rubicon wine. Since then, the Meerlust Red has been reserved for vintages that do not meet the estate’s exacting quality standards for Rubicon. However, due to the popularity of the Meerlust Red and the estate’s focus on nurturing young vineyards, the wine has been added as a permanent fixture in the Meerlust range from 2020. Made only from estate-grown grapes, the Meerlust Red draws fruit from the estate’s four distinctive terroirs, each providing a unique element to the final blend.

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