The High Road Director’s Reserve 2016

The High Road Director’s Reserve 2016. Rich and lavish in flavour and character with plum, cassis, old leather and dried herb flavours. Plush, generous and opulent with well-managed oak-aging. Smooth and satisfying and will reward further aging for at least 10 years.

From: R421.95

1x750ml | 6x750ml

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The High Road:
For those whose sense of taste favours the elegance and complexity of classic Bordeaux-style reds, The High Road is the perfect destination. Established in 2003 as a boutique négociant producer, The High Road has cultivated a considerable reputation amongst Bordeaux aficionados.

The brand has been built on four unwavering pillars of distinction: exclusive sourcing of quality grapes perfected by the Stellenbosch Terroir, a single-minded focus on Bordeaux Varietals, an insistence on using a considered selection of fine French Oak barrels, and our proprietary High Road Practices.

Guided by our consultant winemakers for the past 15 vintages, we have succeeded in producing exceptional vintage-specific wines with the elegance, intrinsic depth and distinction of a classic Bordeaux red at their core. The epitome of Bordeaux, yet expressing a sense of place that is uniquely Stellenbosch.

Viticultural Practices:
Varietals: 55 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 % Merlot, 11 % Cabernet Franc, 7 % Malbec and 5 % Petit Verdot
Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch, South Africa

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec varieties were matured separately in 225 litre 100% new French oak barriques for 16 months. Blending has ensured the balance of fruit, structure and age ability.

Chemical Analysis:
Alcohol 14 %
pH 3.63
Total Acidity 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.0 g/l

Total Production:
7498 bottles

International Wine and Spirits Competition 93 points, Tim Atkin 92 points

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1x750ml, 6x750ml