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Rustenberg Five Soldiers

Recognised globally as one of South Africa’s top five wine estates, Rustenberg is also one of the oldest in the Cape, having been established in 1892. In 1940 the Rustenberg Farm, which sits 6km north of Stellenbosch, was bought by Peter Barlow. The Barlows have been at Rustenberg for over 60 years: the longest period any one family has owned the farm with Simon Barlow taking over the running of the farm in 1987, and Murray, his son, now involved with winemaking and marketing.

Vineyards producing the grapes for Rustenberg wines climb the rich red slopes of the Simonsberg and Helderberg; a range of slopes and aspects allows site-specific plantings that enhance varietal characteristics. With a long and very proud history of producing exceptional wines, Rustenberg’s winemaking style is simple: produce quality wines true to the style of the estate and the brand.

 

Rustenberg has all the qualifications of a world-class wine estate” Wine Spectator

Rustenberg, South Africa’s First-Growth Estate” John Platter

Patience is required, for it eventually rewards you with blackberry, briary, fresh tobacco, cedar and mint … not a million miles away from Pauillac!” Neal Martin, eRobertparker.com (of John X Merriman)

• Diners Club SA ‘Young Winemaker of the Year’ awarded to Murray Barlow in 2013
• Top 20 White Wine Cellars and Top 20 Red Wine Cellars: Top Wine SA Awards 2014

Wines we are currently listing:

Regional Range
2014 Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Stellenbosch Roussanne

2010 Stellenbosch R M Nicholson (Cab Sauv/Syrah/Merlot/Cab Fr/P Verdot) Platter: 4*
2011/12 Stellenbosch Shiraz 2011 IWC & DWWA 2013: Silver; IWSC 2013: Silver Outstanding; eRobertParker.com: 90 pts; 2012 Veritas 2014: Silver
2010 Stellenbosch Merlot Platter: 4*

2011/12 Rustenberg Straw Wine (Chenin/Viognier/Crouchen) Half bottle 2011 IWC 2013: Gold & Trophy; DWWA 2013: Gold; IWSC 2013: Silver Outstanding; Platter: 4½*; Veritas 2013: Double Gold

The Flagships
2013/14 Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2013 DWWA 2014: Silver; Veritas 2014: Double Gold; IWSC 2014: Silver Outstanding; eRobertParker.com: 90 pts

2012 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon IWSC 2014: Silver; Tim Atkin: 90 pts; Michelangelo Awards 2014: Gold
2012 Stellenbosch John X Merriman (Cab Sauv/Merlot/P Verdot/ Malbec) Michelangelo Awards 2014: Silver
2011/12 Stellenbosch John X Merriman Magnum 2011 eRobertParker.com: 93 pts; DWWA 2014: Silver; Wine Spectator: 92 pts
2011 Stellenbosch Buzzard Kloof Syrah Michelangelo Awards 2013: Gold

Single Vineyard Range
2012 Five Soldiers Chardonnay

2008 Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon eRobertParker.com: 92 pts; IWC 2013: Silver; IWSC 2013: Silver; Platter: 4½*