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The High Road Classique 2010

The High Road Classique 2010

Region:

Stellenbosch

Main Cultivar:

Red Blend - Bordeaux

Price Category:

R100-R125

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Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep dark ruby centre, the edge is a clear bright rich red. Nose: The fruit is forward, showing ripe black cherry and mulberry fruit. Along with the wood nuances there are also hints of subtle coffee and pepper spice. The wood is not overpowering but brings a balance to the wine and is well integrated with the fruit. The wine on the nose shows a fruit driven entry with a quiet serious about the experience to follow. Palate: The palate delivers a rich full fruit driven entry. The black cherries and mulberries are very forward on the palate. The fruit is open and easily tasted. The tannins are ripe, soft and juicy allowing one to be able to drink the wine now yet it will also age well with the correct cellaring. The balance between the acid, tannin and alcohol is well structured resulting in a long lingering after taste made up of fruit at the end and the tannin in the mid palate. This wine is able to be enjoyed on its own or with one's favourite dish.

Food Pairing

Rump Steak with a Pepper Sauce.

Cellaring Notes

Enjoy now and for the next 5 to 8 years.

Vinification

Varietals: 41 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 39 % Merlot and 20 % Cabernet Franc. Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were sourced from carefully selected trellised vineyards in Stellenbosch. These low yielding vines contribute to an increased concentration of flavour in the wine. The 3 grape varieties were matured separately in 2nd and 3rd fill 225 litre French oak barriques for a year. Blending has ensured the balance of fruit, structure and age ability.

Technical Data

Alc%  RS    pH    TA    Free
SO2   
Total
SO2   
14 2.9 3.55 5.3 14 36