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Spectator ‘Daily Pick’: Anthonij Rupert Optima

Optima consistently shows the complexity and power of Bordeaux varieties in the Western Cape at an accessible price, and the 2011 is another winner – selected today as a Wine Spectator “Daily Pick” with a rating of 90 points.

ANTHONIJ RUPERT Optima Western Cape 2011
90 points, $40
A focused red, offering a mix of red and black currant fruit, lined with singed alder and rooibos tea notes, all carried through the finish by a subtle iron accent. Hefty but fine-grained overall, with sneaky length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2017. 10,750 cases made. —James Molesworth

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