High Road, Classique 2017

(2 reviews)

The High Road is a boutique negociant producer who are benefiting from working with Miles Mossop as a consulting winemaker. They source their grapes from carefully selected trellised vineyards, from prime spots across Stellenbosch.

This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. They were matured separately in 225 litre French oak barriques for about a year. Blending has ensured the balance of fruit, structure and age ability.

Expect notes of juicy plum, with cassis and black fruit. Smooth and supple on the palate, with spice and vanilla on the finish.

92pts | Tim Atkin

£18.50

In stock

Stellenbosch

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

Viticultural Practices
The Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes were sourced from carefully selected trellised vineyards in Stellenbosch. These low yielding vines contribute to an increased concentration of flavour in the wine.

Winemaking Practices
The 4 grape varieties were matured separately in 225 litre French oak barriques for about a year. Blending has ensured the balance of fruit, structure and age ability.

Tasting Note
Ripe and rich with juicy plum and cassis meld into a savoury, spicy mouthful of rounded fruit and gentle vanilla oak. The palate is smooth with supple tannins and a spicy plum finish. Harmonious and balanced. A true pleasure to drink. Age 5years+

Additional information

Alcohol vol

14%

Grape

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

Origin

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2017

Wine Farm

Steak pies, buttery mash and rich gravy.

2 reviews for High Road, Classique 2017

  1. 92pts | Tim Atkin

    The High Road’s Bordeaux-style reds have moved up a notch in quality since Miles Mossop took over as consultant. This deftly wooded cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon with 55% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec is typically poised, elegant and refined, offering a lot of quality at the price. Leafy, floral aromas segue into a polished, nuanced palate with fine tannins and refreshing acidity. 2022-27

    Tim Atkin 2020 SA Report

  2. 89pts | Platter’s

    Style change to riper, plusher & rounded merlot (40%) blend with cab, cab franc, malbec & petit verdot. 2018 ample dark cherry fruit with dry, lithe tannins from 10 months in old oak & 30 months in bottle. Already appealing, for earlier drinking than 2017 (4.5 stars, 90 pts).

    Platter’s 2021

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