Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rupert & Rothschild Classic Western Cape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010 90 Points

R&R is a partnership in wine production between Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and Anthonij Rupert on the historic French Huguenot farm Fredericksburg established more than 300 years ago In  1690.

Ruby red with garnet reflection toward the rim with brown rim.
Clean, moderate plus intensity, ripe blueberry plums cassis hints of blackcurrants earthy stony complexity subtle spicy oak, toast,  smoky,  complex and layered.

Dry with dash residual sugar, juicy, moderate acidity fresh, crisp profile delicate extraction much elegant than in previous vintages moderate alcohol of 13% abv a bonus, a move to be applauded for the winemaking team who have change from the big blockbusters high to very high alcohol of the past, see my previous blog post , tobacco, herbal crunchy ripe tannins.