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Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2008

Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 750ml 2008      
Sku: 1874665*

The vineyards selected for the Anthonij Rupert wines are chosen from vines planted on very specific sites and soil types. The canopies of each block and the final yield of each site was managed precisely to express the character of the different varietal and location.

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Rich and muscular, showing a strong loamy undertow beneath the layers of charcoal, tobacco, mulled plum and fig paste. Broad and fleshy in feel, focused through the finish, with a lingering ganache edge. Drink now through 2018. 35 cases imported.-JM
Good full red. Aromatic, varietally expressive nose offers blueberry, redcurrant, tobacco leaf and mocha. Supple on entry, then sappy and youthfully wound-up in the middle, hinting at red- and blackcurrant, tobacco, leather, mocha, smoke and earth. This nicely delineated wine’s firm tannic spine calls for patience. May well merit a higher score with three or four years of additional time in bottle. 88+ Points

Wine maker notes
Grapes are picked by hand, placed into small lug boxes and transported to the cellar in a cool truck. In the cellar, the whole berries are manually double sorted and then gravity fed into fermentors. Each batch is cold soaked for a few days and then slowly brought up in temperature. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel.The wines were aged for 18 to 24 months in 225 L new French oak barrels, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for a year.

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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Type: Still wine
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