2016 Rust en Vrede Estate

$406.50 (per Case)

“This has a slightly rugged edge, with tobacco, bramble and sage notes framing a core of steeped black currant and fig fruit. Cedar and alder details score the finish, which has good juicy energy. Should unwind a bit more with moderate cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Drink now through 2022.”
92 pts, —JM, Wine Spectator

  • Bottles per Case: 6
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Stellenbosch
  • Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot
  • Winery: Rust en Vrede
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Established in 1694, Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of a remarkable three hundred year old wine tradition. Since 1977 the Engelbrecht family has specialized in the exclusive production of red wine, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  This is largely due to the geography and climate of the area.  The estate is shielded from South Easterly winds by the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains, and from the South Westerly winds by the foothills of the Helderberg.  Naturally then, Rust en Vrede is a warmer microcosm in the Helderberg area, which beautifully showcases the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals; and, lends itself to full bodied wines with powerful structure. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with big and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.