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Anthonij Rupert Optima
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Anthonij Rupert Optima 2014

Franschhoek Valley, Paarl, Coastal Region, South AfricaA blend of 41/30/28/1 cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot that opens with smoke, spice, black and blue fruits. On the palate, the blueberry cocoa flavours mix with tobacco, black cherries and burnt earth, and runs the length of the wine to a dry, stony, round finish. Fermented in new French oak barrels and 10000L wood tanks, the wines are fermented and aged separately for 18 months in barrels (35 percent new oak) before blending and aging for a further six months in barrel and tank. After that it spends another two years in bottle before it’s released. You can drink this now or wait through 2021.Tasted: 01 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.00 private wine stores Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 82917UPC: 6009800071863