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Classique 2013, Double Magnum, Stellenbosch South Africa

£99.50

Classique is the second wine produced at Rupert and Rothschild Vignerons, in Simonsberg South Africa. The partnership was formed in 1997 and now produces three wines, all of which are complex yet contrasting. Classique is always based on a Bordeaux blend, and traditionally has consisted of almost equal amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This wonderfully complex and smoky wine offers immediate charm, alongside the potential to cellar for a decade from vintage.

This double magnum (3L) comes in its own wooden box complete with a branded sliding lid.

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Tasting notes

The format size here contributes hugely to the quality and accessibility of this wine. Wine is always better in larger formats and its easy to see when you taste the same wine side by side in different formats. After roughly an hour in a decanter, Classique 2013 from the double magnum shows off a wonderful nose of red berries, smoked meat, coffee, wet tobacco, cassis, blackberry, dried herbs and toast. The beautiful nose follows through to the palate with supple tannins and a wonderful texture and weight. Freshness is evident thanks to nicely weighted acidity. There’s no rush to drink this though, it’s certainly enjoyable now, but tucked away in a cool location it will evolve for another decade at least.

 

ABV

13.50%

Bottle size

3 Litre

Closure

Cork

Decant from

An hour before serving

Drink from

2020 – 2030

Origin

South Africa

Producer

Rupert & Rothschild

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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