2018 RUSTENBERG John X Merriman 75cl (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Style - Bold
Grapes - 56% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec
Tasting - A classic Bordeaux inspired blend that delivers thumping value year in, year out.
FYI: John X Merriman was prime minister of what was then the Cape Colony before the establishment of the Union of South Africa. Seems he became a progressive and liberal sort - by the standards of the times - and also supplemented his political career by being a vine grower in Stellenbosch.