Wine oh wonderful wine. With the hot weather just around the corner, wine tastings, vineyard tours and wine rack stock ups are going to be the order of the day.
And to start of your new wine list, we suggest the Anthonij Rupert’s Optima 2015. The 2015 vintage is internationally regarded as one of South Africa’s finest to date, this limited Bordeaux blend (40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon) continues a legacy that has seen previous vintages consistently scoring 90 points and more with international experts.
With the grapes hand-picked in the early morning and then hand-sorted in the cellar, this beautiful wine offers a delightful interplay of blackcurrant, cassis, violet perfume and an earthy richness.
The components were made and aged separately for 18 months in 225 litre French oak barrels (35% new oak) after which the wines were blended and aged for a further 6 months in barrel and tank, and bottle-matured for a further 24 months before release.
At R200 per bottle, this beauty pairs perfectly with a classic steak, or a slow cooked lamb tagine or matured hard cheeses such as aged Gouda, Mature Cheddar, Tallegio.