Anthonij Rupert, Optima 750ml 2015

South Africa, Franschhoek
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SKU
AnthonijRupertOptima201520092019
R220
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Critic Score

90
TA

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Tasting notes:
'Part of the Anthonij Rupert range since 1986, Optima is a Cabernet Franc-dominated Bordeaux blend from Franschhoek and Darling. Floral and leafy, it's all about balance and freshness, rather than raw power and concentration. Tangy and tobaccoey with 35% new wood. 2020-24.' – Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 90/100

'Alluring spicy aromatic overlay to dark berry and plum fruit, with blackcurrant leaf and hint of cracked black pepper and violet. This wine is all about texture - from its soft, velvety entry to the gentleness of the spice, which pervades the cassis, black fruit and cedar flavours. Ample turned earth and tobacco leaf notes, too. Beautifully layered and harmonious with the fruit ideally supported and framed by gentle oak. Refined and elegant throughout. Rich, plush and nuanced with an aftertaste that lingers.' – Winemaker

Vineyard blocks:
After a careful process of identifying the top terroir for each cultivar, sites were identified, assessed and then selected. Grapes were tested and tasted for ripeness by the winemakers on a daily basis. Vineyards were selected from different sites in the Western Cape where varietal was paired to a selected soil, climate and slope.

More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating TA 90
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R220.00
Producer Anthonij Rupert
Region Franschhoek
Variety Blend
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