The name for this wine comes from a former owner-winemaker of the estate, the charismatic Reginald Merriman Nicholson. Reg Nicholson lived and worked on the farm for 30 years and was the creator of Rustenberg’s famous “Dry Red” wine.
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 a 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.