1694
2011
2010
2009

1694 honors the birth year of the Rust en Vrede winery. As Jean Engelbrecht has such great affection for Shiraz, this is the only blended wine Rust en Vrede produces that is Syrah dominant. Both the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are from Single Vineyard selections. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep intense opaque
Aroma
Dark chocolate and ripe black cherry aromas are lined with tobacco and cedar undertones.
Taste
A full bodied wine with great balance and structure. Cigar box and vanilla spice flavors are prevalent with a good lengthy finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
57% 
Shiraz
43% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
15.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 21 day maceration. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down 4 times a day. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz clones were vinified separately. Matured in 100% French oak barrels for 18 months, and then bottle matured until release.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013
Release Date:
Friday, August 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
350
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

 1694 honors the birth year of the Rust en Vrede winery. As Jean Engelbrecht has such great affection for Shiraz, this is the only blended wine Rust en Vrede produces that is Syrah dominant. Both the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are from Single Vineyard selections. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep intense opaque
Aroma
Ripe cassis and dark chocolate give way to jasmine and floral notes.
Taste
This well-structured wine has soft tannins which lend themselves to a silky mouth feel. Well integrated, the fruit carries through on the palate to a lengthy finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
60% 
Shiraz
40% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 21 day maceration. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down 4 times a day. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz clones were vinified separately. Matured in 100% French oak barrels for 18 months, and then bottle matured until release.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Release Date:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
260
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

1694 honors the birth year of the Rust en Vrede winery. As Jean Engelbrecht has such great affection for Shiraz, this is the only blended wine Rust en Vrede produces that is Syrah dominant. Both the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are from Single Vineyard selections. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Helderberg terroir.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep intense opaque
Aroma
Dark chocolate and liquorice aromas are prevalent with hints of coconut.
Taste
Great structure and well integrated tannins give a full mouth feel with a powerful finish. A bold wine offering great intensity and length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
64% 
Shiraz
36% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
16.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by a 21 day maceration. Pumped over and the cap manually punched down 4 times a day. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz clones were vinified separately. Matured in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels for 18 months, and then for a further 18 months in the bottle before release.
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
580
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa