Anthonij Rupert

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BLEND200765.30
The blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The wine is dense but detailed, with gorgeous layers of blackberry pâte de fruit, crushed plum, cassis and cherry preserves all seamlessly melded, while chocolate, Kenya AA coffe and roasted bay leaf notes fill in all the grooves on the finish. This has power, cut and balance.
Platter: ****½, WS: 95
CABERNET SAUVIGNON200840.65
Delicate violet aromas overlay characteristic cassis and tobacco leaf typical of this varietal, both of which define the elegant, layered palate in this particular example of Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple and lithe in structure and with a texture,that gives this superbly polished mouthful a long lingering aftertaste.
Platter: ****½, WS: 92
MERLOT200739.00
An elegant mouthful of rich cocoa and ripe plum with hints of beetroot and earthiness. Structured and full yet with restraint obvious too. Fruit and oak are well meshed providing a long, sumptuous aftertaste.
Platter: ****, WS: 91
OPTIMA201215.50
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, back fruit and cedar flavour. Ample turned earth and tobacco leaf notes too. Beautifully layeared and harmonious with the fruit ideally supported and gramed by sympathetic oak. Nothing is overplayed or dominant. Refined and elegant throughout. Rich, plush and nuanced with an aftertaste that lingers.
SYRAH200739.00
Interesting mix of plum and red fruits with a sprinkling of white pepper spice and a hint of meat extract. Rich, rounded and succulent entry to the palate. Red and black fruit galore,with spicy clove and pepper giving it a lift. At the other end of the spectrum, a flinty, dusty, mineral note anchors it all. Lovely balance of fruit and acid with velvety texture and supple tannins. Wonderful long aftertaste.
Platter: ****, WS: 93