Rustenberg, 2006, John X Merriman

No time for a picture, but you can see the 2006 at Majestic, even though at the time of writing it is the 2007 vintage on sale.

It is a Bordeaux style blend and, having just returned from the home of wine, I wanted to say that this is a gorgeous slurp and much better than any classic Bordeaux I tasted at a similar price, albeit a bit higher in alcohol than I would prefer (14.5%).

If you can still find the 2006 I highly recommend it.  It is drinking well now.  I paid £12.49.  Majestic have the 07 at £12.99.  I think that may be due to Gordon’s wee tax policy.  Any chance the new coalition will reduce wine tax?  Don’t take the piss…

One Response to “Rustenberg, 2006, John X Merriman”

  1. Peter May Says:

    It is very good value: I get mine from Waitrose. Just checked online and they have the 2008 vintage on offer, but even without disco is good price

    Rustenberg John X Merriman 2008 Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Special Offer – Save 21%
    Case of 12 £102.48
    equivalent to £8.54 each

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