Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine is dominated by the flavors of the shiraz, black berries and almost blue berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and acidity. Not a bad wine, I’d give it an 87-88. We paired it with spaghetti and went fine.
from the LCBO web site:
Rustenberg RM Nicholson 2016 — VINTAGES#: 278390
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Release Date:June 23, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: Stellenbosch, South Africa By: Rustenberg Wines Sugar Content:3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth Varietal:Shiraz/Merlot/Cabernet Description: This wine has long stood as an example of the refinement and quality to be found in South African red blends. Crafted from Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this was aged for 16 months in 20% new and 80% used American and French barrels. The used barrels included those seeing their second, third, fourth and fifth usage. You can expect impressive cassis and dark fruit with pepper spice accents. Perfect for lamb burgers.