Rust en Vrede 2018.
Rust en Vrede 2018.
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Take an iconic Cape wine estate, add all three of its prized cultivars (cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot), and the tail-end of a four-year-long drought, and blend. 

The result: a flagship wine that majestically honours its terroir and time in history. Almost two years in French oak have created a rich tobacco and mulberry backbone, with surprisingly fresh red-cherry and black-pepper notes atop another layer of Christmas cake and leather. 

Drink now, or save a few bottles to enjoy in years to come. This one’s a keeper. R500 a bottle.

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