Meerlust Rubicon 2012, South Africa

Country: South Africa

Colour / Style: Red

Alternative selection for: Episode 11

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

I have a real soft spot for Rubicon, a left-bank Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This is still very young and the purple hue and bright fruit will withdraw, replaced by tobacco and cedar and a russet tinge. Today that sweetness matches with venison, but if 10 years, I’d be pairing this with a grouse or even a pheasant.