Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Rustenberg Wines Stellenbosch RM Nicholson

2020 Gold Medal

Rustenberg Wines

Rustenberg Wines Rustenberg Wines Stellenbosch RM Nicholson
Red Blends dominated by Shiraz (>30% Shiraz) (27) Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2019 and older


This wine is named after a former charismatic owner-winemaker, Reginald (“Reg”) Merriman Nicholson, who lived and worked on the farm for 30 years and was the creator of Rustenberg’s famous “Dry Red” blend. Just as the Dry Red was an unconventional blend, the RM Nicholson is a new world style blend of classic varieties that would typically not be combined. The result is a blend of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals aiming to express the typicity of each vintage, unrestrained by convention to create great wine. Blackcurrant aromas are complemented by scents of dried herbs and notes of black pepper and spice, followed by a palate with serious structure from the Bordeaux varieties and finishing off with softness from the Shiraz. We recommend decanting this wine before serving. Can be enjoyed up to 10 years from vintage.

Red meat based dishes, spiced dishes, dark or spiced chocolate