RUST EN VREDE


First to specialize in the exclusive production of red wine only, Rust en Vrede is now South Africa’s Premium red wine Estate. Their full-bodied, new-oak matured wines are a manifestation of the supremacy of the Stellenbosch region when it comes to the making of truly great red wines.

Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of this and continues to pursue the excellence that has characterized wines from Stellenbosch and specifically their private Estates, who undoubtedly are the heartbeat of this magnificent region.

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2014 DONKIESBAAI STEEN

+762919 · 6x750ml

100% Chenin Blanc. Colour of light fresh straw. Tropical aromas of melon are well supported by fresh citrus and floral notes. There is a subtle lime zest and underlying hints of Honeycomb crunchiness that adds to the complexity of the nose. Tropical fruit flavors follow through onto the palate, supported by fresh lime undertones. The wine is well structured with fine minerality and great balance. Great with shellfish, lean fish and fruity desserts. Take wine out of fridge and open it 15 min. before serving it. 

STATUS: OPEN
WS: 90
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2017 THE STELLENBOSCH RESERVE MOEDERKERK CHARDONNAY

+770692 · 6x750ml

100% Chardonnay. Part of The Stellenbosch Reserve range of products. Fresh aromas of peach, candyfloss and figs develop to reveal richer aromas of crème caramel and macadamia nuts due to the light oak influence. Initial notes of citrus peel keep the aromas fresh and light which in turn helps to add complexity. Palate – Well-balanced with a round body and clean fruit flavors, this wine is upfront with citrus, nectarines and ripe melons. This wine is alive with pure fruit flavors that lend themselves to an opulent body that is firmly structured with a subtle yet lengthy finish. A beautifully balanced Stellenbosch Chardonnay, with fresh citrus notes and an elegant, creamy finish. 

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2016 MERLOT

+722276 · 6x750ml

100% Merlot. Ruby Red. Deep ruby red in color, this wine offers aromas of cedar spice and mulberries, which lead the nose to a subtle hint of black cherry, potpourri and tobacco. The palate is full-bodied with subtle, grippy tannins as well as structured fruit flavors and savory notes. Great with Beef Stew, BBQ meats, Lamb Chops, Lamb Shank.

STATUS: ARRIVING EARLY FEBRUARY 2019
WS: 90
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 

SCORING LEGEND

AG || Anthony Gismondi, CAN
BC || Bob Campbell, NZ
CG || Connoisseaurs' GCW
DC || Decanter Magazine
GP || Guia Penin, Spain
HH || Huon Hooke, AUS
JH || James Halliday, AUS
JS || James Suckling
JR || Jancis Robinson
JO || Jeremy Oliver, AUS
JP || John Platter, S. Africa
JSc || John Schreiner, CAN
MC || Michael Cooper, NZ
NMc || Natalie MacLean
NM || Neal Martin
RP || Parker/Wine Advocate
PP || Prince of Pinot
RJ || Ray Jordan, AUS
RR || Rhone Report
ST || Stephen Tanzer
TP || Tasting Panel
TI || Testing Institute
TA || Tim Atkin MW
VI || Vinous
W&S || Wine & Spirits
WA || Wine Access
AN || Wine Anorak
WE || Wine Enthusiast
WF || Wine Front, AUS
WM || Wine Magazine, S. Africa
WR || Wine Review Online
WS || Wine Spectator
WT || Winestate Mag, AUS
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2015 SYRAH

+801597 · 6x750ml

100% Syrah. Malolactic Fermentation in barrel. 18 months in 100% French oak (50% new) with medium toast. Deep Ruby. Pronounced Dark chocolate and earthy aromas are, followed by sweet spices – nutmeg, cinnamon and toffee essence. The palate is full and juicy with velvety tannins that are fresh with flavours of strawberries and sour cherries. Great with Beef Stew, Game, Lamb Shank, Lamb Stew. 

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF]

 
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2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

+722274 · 6x750ml

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark ruby. Flavours of Ripe plum, blackcurrant, mocha and dark chocolate with hints of sweet caramel biscuit form a rich and powerful character. The palate shows wonderful complexity with juicy, fruit driven flavours that integrate with smooth velvety tannins to create a bold elegant finish.

STATUS: OPEN
WS: 91
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2014 ESTATE · CABERNET/SHIRAZ/MERLOT

+716843 · 6x750ml

62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Shiraz, 7% Merlot. Deep crimson red. Aromas of sour cherry, black forest and Christmas cake along with notes of perfumed jasmine compliment a palate of sweet spices, dark fruits and paprika. The finish is long, savoury and well-structured. Pairs beautifully with roasted duck breast, braised venison cheeks or beef tenderloin with a blackberry dressing. 

STATUS: OPEN
WS: 92
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2014 CIRRUS · SYRAH/VIOGNIER

+724706 · 6x750ml

97% Syrah, 3% Viognier. Deep Purple / Ruby. Ripe and complex dark plum aromas aided by hints of sweet and savory spices lead the nose to a bouquet of floral and earthy notes. Juicy, ripe dark fruits of plums, blackberries and mulberries aided by dry tannins, give this vintage an elegant and soft mouth feel with a medium body that lingers on the palate.

STATUS: OPEN
JP: 4.5*
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2011 THE STELLENBOSCH RESERVE RIDGE · BORDEAUX BLEND

+755118 · 6x750ml

63% Cabernet Sauvignon,16% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot. Part of The Stellenbosch Reserve range of products. Intense ruby red colour. Herbaceous notes are backed up by cedar and lead pencil aromas with subtle hints of liquorice. A very polished wine with well integrated tannins making it very accessible. It shows good structure on the mid-palate with a lingering finish. Aged in 40% new french oak for 18 months.

STATUS: OPEN
JP: 4.5*
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]RESERVE

 
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2011 SHIRAZ

+722275 · 6x750ml

100% Shiraz. Bright opaque in colour. Dark chocolate and raspberry aromas are supported by floral notes and a subtle hint of spice. Primary fruit follows through on the palate with fine grainy tannins. A very well structured mid palate with savoury finish. 

STATUS: SOLD OUT - NOT MADE ANYMORE
WS: 91 || NM: 90 || JP: 4*
PAST VINTAGES [PDF]