Review Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond 2000

84 points

From Coastal Region, South Africa. A bordeaux cabernet, merlot,
cabernet franc blend. Not to be confused with the various Lafite
Rothschild joint ventures around the world.

A curious wine. Dark brick red. Lifted nose, some attractive
cabernet aromas. A rich soft wine with swirls of sweet, coffee
caramel oak, and ripe and some under-ripe vegetal green fruit
flavours. Accompanied by 14.5% alcohol. It’s like they have set out
to make a top class wine, but it’s a clumsy effort. Apart from the
high alcohol it reminded me of some of the better New Zealand
cabernets of the 1980s, before they found out how to get evenly
ripened fruit.

Not unpleasant, interesting rather than enjoyable. Drink now or over
the next 3 years.

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