Reply to "2000 Rustenberg John X Merriman"

I bought the '99 vintage of this wine when it was released in Ontario two years ago. The blend was almost the same except for the presence of Cab Franc (64% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Cabernet Franc).

At first I found this wine was quite dense and concentrated, but it was also somewhat closed. Since then, this wine has been progressively blossoming. My opinion of it has been going up a lot - to the point where I might have rated it 88 two years ago and more like 92 now. I think it's still improving, so I'll wait one more year to open the next one.

I'm glad to hear that they've been keeping up the quality of their wines. Incidentally , it was released at $49 in Ontario (~$37US) and then reduced to $29 3 months later. It's one of my really good value purchases.
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