Red

2012 Anthonij Rupert Optima

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • South Africa
  • Coastal Region
  • Franschhoek Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • dbay Likes this wine: 87 points

    December 11, 2018 - Deep purple. Medium intensity aromas of dried and stewed prunes, blackberries, tomato leaf, pyrazines, black cherries, tar, smoke. On the palate the wine is dry, medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins, a bit coarse, high ETOH, medium plus body and medium finish. Flavors of black cherries, black pepper, dried black fruit, vanilla. THe wine is good, and clearly shows the varietal characteristics of the Cabernet, sturdy structure as well. However the intensity and finish fall short of a really good wine. Ok for an everynight quaff.

  • ilbotto wrote: 90 points

    October 20, 2018 - Double decanted. Creme de cassis, bell pepper, cedar. Very approacheable. Fruity upfront, but the oak influence is very dominant. Black currant, black cherry and toasty oak on the palate. It has a very interesting salty finish, but it fades as the wines breathes.

  • andreguima Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 11, 2018 - Good South African Bordeaux Blend bringing leather, oak, black fruits as well as red berries. Medium bodied, perfectly balanced enphasizing its ripe fruit notes and toasted aftertaste. No bitterness in the end.

  • andreguima Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 26, 2018 - Good South African Bordeaux Blend bringing leather, oak, black fruits as well as red berries. Medium bodied, perfectly balanced enphasizing its ripe fruit notes and toasted aftertaste. No bitterness in the end.

  • skurtz Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 8, 2018 - Hot berry nose. Medicinal red cherries, lacking structure so while it is balanced now it may not be built to last. Easy drinking now.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    A Splendid 2015 Vintage in South Africa—Time To Discover Swartland’s Wines (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Anthonij Rupert
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Optima
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Coastal Region
  • SubRegion Franschhoek Valley
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 204 (72%)
  • Consumed 80 (28%)

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