Anthonij Rupert

Only the best is good enough for this range


BLEND *200765.30
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
Complex bouquet of fruitcake, cedar, cocoa and a perfumed whiff of dried lavender. Broad, fleshy and succulent with all of that the nose promises being delivered on the palate. Spice sprinkled cedar with rich dark fruitcake flavour. Wonderfully soft, rounded and silky palate that shows cohesion and refinement. Impressive density and concentration that does not overwhelm. Nor does the oak used in the maturation of this impressive blend. Plush, comfortable and eminently rewarding with a lingering dry tail. 34% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot. Each component was matured separately in 225L French oak barrels for 20 months, with 30% of the barrels being new oak.
Concours Mondial de Bx: Gold, Platter: 94