Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Varietal: Region :
Stellenbosch, South Africa
    $29.99

    SKU# 0031001003514


    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 its Helderberg terroir.

    This classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish.
    Style:
    Balanced, Full-bodied, Structured
    Flavor:
    Blackberry, Red Fruit, Violets
    Pairs with:
    Cheese, Chocolate, Lamb, Steak

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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 its Helderberg terroir. This classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish.
    Bottle Size 750 ml
    Appellation Stellenbosch
    Grape Varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    Wine Maker Coenie Snyman
    Alcohol Percentage 14.5%
    Fermentation Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14-21 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels.
    Aging Matured for 18 months in French oak barrels. The wine undergoes bottle maturation for a further 9 months before being released.
    Acid 6.00 g/l

    Reviews for other vintages


    91 Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2015
    Vintage: 2013
    By Lauren Buzzeo

    “This is a ripe and dense yet well-balanced wine, offering forward aromas of boysenberry and deep, juicy red plum that are accented by notes of cocoa nib, roasted espresso and char. The palate boasts a plush texture, like crushed velvet, with gripping but not overly firm tannins and concentrated fruit flavors. Notes of licorice and earthy tobacco grace the long finish. Approachable now, but should evolve well through 2021.”


    91 Vinous Media, Jul 2015
    Vintage: 2013
    By Antonio Galloni
    Drinking window: 2020 - 2030 • (14.8% alcohol): Health red-ruby color. Cassis, licorice, coffee and a medicinal coolness on the varietally expressive nose, complemented by sexy oak tones. Pliant, concentrated dark berry and spice flavors are lifted by subtle menthol and mineral nuances. Suave and refined Cabernet with lovely sweet fruit and a long, ripely tannic finish. Less oaky than the 1694 bottlings and that's fine with me.

    93 Wine Spectator, May 2017
    Vintage: 2012
    By James Molesworth

    Broad and rich, with a noticeable loamy edge underneath the layers of cassis, blackberry and plum fruit. Lots of grilled savory and soldering tobacco notes check in on the finish, with a singed cedar echo at the very end. May be a bit stolid in style for some folks, but everything is there. Decant well ahead of serving and match with wood-grilled steak. Best from 2018 through 2025. 250 cases made.


    91 Wine Spectator, Feb 2015
    Vintage: 2012
    By James Molesworth
    A dark, muscular, grippy style, with roasted tobacco and cedar notes framing the core of steeped currant and warmed fig fruit. Loam and baker's chocolate notes stride through the finish. Shows more guts than refinement right now, but this should cellar well. Best from 2016 through 2021. 3,400 cases made. –JM

    93 Wine Spectator, Apr 2015
    Vintage: 2011
    By James Molesworth
    “A grippy style, with ganache and licorice snap notes dotting the edges of the fruitcake, plum sauce and blackberry preserve-filled core. A briary accent adds energy to the finish, lending this hefty wine good focus and balance. Best from 2016 through 2025.”- J.M.

    91 Wine Spectator, Jul 2013
    Vintage: 2011
    By James Molesworth
    Deliciously pure, with an iron and savory-spine running through the bright red currant, damson plum and raspberry fruit. Offers a racy, defined finish. Drink now through 2016.

    94 Wine Spectator Insider, Feb 2014
    Vintage: 2010
    By James Molesworth
    A big, rich, muscular style, with flavors of currant paste, fig preserves and racy cherry confiture. Bitter orange and cherry pit notes, along with savory and iron details, fill in the background. The long, energetic finish features a bolt of iron. Should age well. Best from 2015 through 2020. From South Africa.—J.M.

    91 Wine Spectator Insider, Nov 2012
    Vintage: 2010
    By James Molesworth
    Sleek and vibrant, with dark plum and red currant fruit laced with savory herb, pepper and tobacco notes. The long, tangy finish lets the fruit and savory notes intertwine wonderfully. Drink now through 2014.

    91 Wine Spectator, Feb 2013
    Vintage: 2010
    By James Molesworth
    Sleek and vibrant

    91 Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2014
    Vintage: 2010
    By Lauren Buzzeo
    “Attractive fragrances of mulled berries, cassis and black cherry lead the fruity bouquet of this wine, with added interest from supporting notes of sweet smoke, pepper and licorice root. The mouthfeel is creamy and full, but with ample tannin and acidity to provide structure and lend a gripping texture. Ripe flavors of plum, fig, cassis, black tea and leather flood the palate and linger long on the finish. Drink now–2018”.- L.B.