Anthonij Rupert’s Optima is, as the name suggests, the finest South African expression of the Bordeaux inspired blend. Only the finest grapes from top terroirs for each varietal were used in this classic blend from the Western Cape. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak to add extra complexity and character.
Complex nose of blueberry, cassis and spicy cocoa aromas. Fresh and lively in the mouth with an abundance of the same blueberry, cassis and cocoa flavours. Structured and elegant with a velvet texture and lovely integration of oak and fruit. Complex, nuanced and subtly powerful. Finishes long and intense.