Rupert & Rothschild current releases

By , 20 October 2022

Rupert & Rothschild was founded in 1997 when the Rupert family of South Africa and French wine and hospitality company Edmond de Rothschild Heritage joined forces to create a premium wine brand. Tasting notes and ratings for the current releases as follows:

Rupert & Rothschild Baroness Nadine Chardonnay 2021
Price: R300
W.O. Western Cape (70:30 blend of Elgin and Stellenbosch). Matured for 11 months, 29% in first-fill and 37% second-fill 300-litre French oak barrels, the remainder in foundres. Citrus, some struck-match reduction, vanilla and spice on the nose. The palate is well balanced with dense fruit, bright acidity and a savoury finish. Pleasing weight and texture – alcohol is not slight at 14%.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2018
Price: R210
W.O. Western Cape. 51% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. Matured for 16 months in French oak, 20% new. Red currant, plum, some herbal character and spice on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with lots of clean, juicy fruit although tannic grip is not entirely lacking. A wine that’s altogether easy to like.

CE’s rating: 89/100.

Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond 2018
Price: R685
W.O. Stellenbosch. 70% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. Matured for 18 months in French oak, partially new. Red and black berries, herbs, floral perfume, tilled earth and oak spice on the nose while the palate is medium bodied and precise – good fruit definition, plenty of freshness and fine tannins that make for a long, dry finish. Understated and elegant.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

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