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Classique 2016, six bottle case

£119.70 £89.70

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.

7 in stock

Tasting notes

This is Classique at it’s best, after 16 months in French oak and a few years in the bottle this vintage is singing! A complex and smoky nose starts off with roasted coffee, cassis, black cherry and earthy spice. The palate is medium to full bodied with seamless tannins and just enough acidity to retain freshness. There’s ripeness and richness on the palate, but it’s not overworked or overripe, it’s balanced and very well made. The wines of Rupert and Rothschild seem to get better with every passing vintage, and Classique 2016 certainly supports that theory.

ABV

13.50%

Bottle size

6 x 75cl

Closure

Cork

Decant from

An hour before serving

Drink from

2019 – 2026

Origin

South Africa

Producer

Rupert & Rothschild

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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