The 2009 Grand Classique is a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 16% Malbec, 16% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in new and used barrel for 18 months. It has a lifted bouquet of raspberry and dark plum aromas that needs to develop more complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, kirsch-tinged entry. The acidity is very well entwined with the bright redcurrant and strawberry fruit that leads to a bright, vibrant finish. Perhaps not a long term Grand Classique, but this is well crafted. Drink now-2017. ”
COLOUR - Deep ruby red, intense and brilliant NOSE - Cloves, sandalwood, fresh cassis berriesPALATE: Ripe tannin, clean intense fruit, black berries. Taste holds in the mouth with excellent balance
This wine follows the "classic” style blends that we have been making from our first vintage in 1989. A soft, rich wine with fruit forward character. It is ideal to drink now with rich food and red meat dishes. The classic tannin structure will allow the wine to mature well for up to ten years.