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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.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is made in an easy drinking, fruit forward style and is accessible on release every 2-3 years. Cabernet Sauvignon is arguably the best red varietal in South Africa, especially from Stellenbosch. Violet notes, juicy plum, black- and redberries, subtle dry herbs and characteristic Stellenbosch earthiness are the dominant flavours with juicy tannins.
This is a classic expression of a Stellenbosch styled Bordeaux blend led by Cabernet Sauvignon or in some years Merlot, Cabernet Franc and will often include Malbec and/or Petit Verdot. Matured for a year in 100% French oak barriques in our temperature controlled barrel cellar. Black- and redberries, spice, forest-floor and vanilla and mocha notes from the barrels tend to be the dominant flavours with soft ripe tannins.
The Director’s Reserve is a collaboration between the Directors and Winemaker to produce our finest wine reflecting their passion and personal involvement. It is a Stellenbosch styled Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot which has been matured in 100% French oak barriques, mostly new, for between 16 and 20 months. Cedar cigar box, tobacco, truffle and blackcurrant and mulberries tend to be the dominant flavours with well rounded tannins. This is the epitome of Bordeaux, yet expressing a sense of place that is uniquely Stellenbosch.