Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons 2013 Classique
I don't often foray into South African wine, although after this bottle, I will definitely be starting to. Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons' Classique 2013 was a delightful, feminine find that deserves some press. And since Winelala is the most popular, famous wine blog ever, here it is!!
Classique is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, finished with low percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. (Side note: I personally love always seeing tiny percentages in blends - like the 1% Petit Verdot in this - for me, tiny, finishing numbers signals real attention to detail by the winemaker...wine that is tweaked just so.)
I found the Classique to be lovely, light, and drinkable, even without food. No blow-your-face-off powerhouses here. Raspberries, green peppers, chocolate, vanilla, and graphite notes were supported by round, velvety tannins, which lead to an elegant and layered finish.
A definite 'buy' recommendation!
$11.00 (on sale as of Oct 2018) Find it here orconnect with Winelala and we can order it for you!