The 2015 Rubicon is another classic vintage of this iconic Cape wine. Very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Typical Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A lovely liquorice note also evident on the nose. Still relatively young and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded tannins.
Mesmerizingly dark black purple colour, this youthful wine is wonderfully crystalline, focused and pure, possessing such pretty aromatics of cherry blossom, rose petals, caramelised cranberries, violets, cherry pie, raspberry infused herbal tea and a subtle creamy vanilla pod extravagance. The palate is ultra suave, opulent yet effortlessly fresh and defined, supremely balanced and concentrated. Such gorgeous depth and seamless elegance, a tantalizing brûléed buttered brown toast complexity, creamy filigree tannins and an incredibly long, spellbinding finish. This is going to be a definite future icon vintage on par with the very best Cru Classe wines produced in Bordeaux but at a fraction of the price. Get in early, get in quick, and go long. This is one of the most profound Rubicons of the modern era. Drink from 2020 to 2045+
Wine Safari Score: 97+/100 Greg Sherwood MW
Origin: Stellenbosch / South Africa
Grapes: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot