Rust en Vrede 1694 2011

Varietal: Region :
Stellenbosch, South Africa
$139.99

SKU# 0031002003511


Quick Overview

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. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa's premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.

The Rust en Vrede 1694 is a deep opaque red, with aromas of dark chocolate and liquorice with hints of coconut. Great structure and well integrated tannins give a full mouth feel with a powerful finish. A bold wine offering great intensity and length.
Style:
Bold, Full-bodied
Flavor:
Dark Chocolate, Licorice
Pairs with:
BBQ, Pasta with Red Sauces, Red Meat

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Rust en Vrede 1694
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Details
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. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa's premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir. The Rust en Vrede 1694 is a deep opaque red, with aromas of dark chocolate and liquorice with hints of coconut. Great structure and well integrated tannins give a full mouth feel with a powerful finish. A bold wine offering great intensity and length.
Bottle Size 750 ml
Appellation Stellenbosch
Grape Varieties 64% Shiraz, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Maker Coenie Snyman
Alcohol Percentage 16%
Fermentation Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 21 day maceration. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down 4 times a day. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Aging The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz clones were vinified separately. Matured in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels for 18 months, and then for a further 18 months in the bottle before release.

Reviews for this vintage: 2011

91 Vinous Media, Jul 2015
Vintage: 2011
By Antonio Galloni
Drinking window: 2019 - 2027 • (15.5% alcohol; a 57/43 blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon): Bright ruby-red. Very dark, fresh aromas of blackberry, cocoa powder, licorice, mint and dried herbs. Plush, rich and very smooth; wonderfully concentrated, large-scaled wine with surprising inner-mouth lift to its dark berry, licorice and spicy oak flavors. Just a touch of herbs here to leaven the wine's chocolatey sweetness. Finishes with rich, tongue-dusting tannins and excellent length, with the wood element eventually clamping down on the fruit.

Reviews for other vintages


92 Vinous Media, Jul 2015
Vintage: 2012
By Antonio Galloni
Drinking window: 2019 - 2028 • (15.1% alcohol; a 62/38 blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon): Bright red-ruby. Very sexy aromas of dark berries, violet, coffee, cocoa powder and tobacco complemented by classy oak. Wonderfully supple and refined, with seductive violet lift to the dark berry flavors. Really fills the olfactories with perfume on the suave, long, ripely tannic finish. This distinctly large-scaled wine could be tasted with some big boys from Napa Valley.

92 Wine Spectator, Apr 2015
Vintage: 2010
By James Molesworth
Lush and layered, with a broad swath of mocha-coated blackberry, plum and blueberry paste flavors, followed by notes of ganache and Christmas pudding on the finish. Hedonistic, but kept honest by a good, well-buried graphite spine. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made. –JM