Merlot's soft plummy fruit character is often used to soften Cabernet Sauvignon in red blends, and is also a delicious single varietal wine.
This wine was named in honour of one of the estate's former owners, Reg Merriman Nicholson, who lived and worked as winemaker at Rustenberg for 30 years.
Plush red and black fruit flavours of strawberry, cherry and blackberry form the backbone, overlaid with notes of vanilla and green tobacco leaf. Soft, ripe tannins provide a great sense of volume.
With juicy black fruit on the nose and palate backed up by a smoky sandalwood character. A great accompaniment to hearty beef dishes and strong cheeses.
Intense blackberry, blackcurrant, undertones of mint, spice and cigar box on the nose. On the palate are plenty of blackcurrant and cassis, fresh mint, subtle oak and soft tannins. Great with venison.
Aromas of fruitcake and spice, with red and black fruits on the textured palate and the oak-ageing lending hints of cigar box. A balanced structure and good length. Goes extremely well with beef.