Optima is made with a bend of hand selected grapes - 40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon which have been matured separately for 18 months in French oak before being blended and aged for a further 6 months in barrels and bottle matured for another 24 months! The long wait is worth it though.
A wine with a fantastic perfume of blackcurrant, cassis and earthy richness. The palate is silky smooth and supple with flavours of dark berried fruit, Christmas cake spices and is well balanced between fruit and oak.
This wine pays homage to Johann Rupert's brother, Anthonij Rupert whos dream it was to make Cape wines which could compete with the finest in the world. L'Ormarins where the wines are made and bottled is a 17th Century Huguenot farm. The farm carries Anthonij's legacy and continues with his vision for future generation.
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Meerlust Rubicon 2016 75cl
The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on low yielding, predominantly biotite partially decomposed granite gravel topsoil rich in quartz and feldspar to a depth of approximately 600mm with a loamy clay subsoil. The Merlot vineyards are planted on more clay ri...
Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2020 75cl
This wine is entirely produced from the Greek grape variety of Malagousia that was saved from extinction due to the efforts of Vangelis Gerovassiliou.
Further to skin contact to enhance the extraction of aromas, it is partially barrel-fermen...
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Apalta 2017 75cl
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Apalta originated in the most prestigious Chilean wine valleys, it is crafted from these exceptional vineyards using only their best varieties, these same vineyards are components of their traditional Caballo Lo
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Maipo 2017 75cl
Caballo Loco Grand Cru Maipo originated in the most prestigious Chilean wine valleys, it is crafted from these exceptional vineyards using only their best varieties, these same vineyards are components of their traditional Caballo Loco.
El Enemigo Malbec 2017 75cl
El Enemigo was born in 2009 and was a joint passion between Alejandro Vigil and Adrianna Catena. This Malbec has been fermented in both 225 litre barrels and old cement containers, using a blend that is mainly Malbec with small amounts of Petit Verdot ...
A unique Sauvignon blanc that cannot be compared to any other. Powerful concentrated layers of green figs and gooseberries, with a touch of grapefruit, fynbos and a steely minerality on the palate.
A reflection of the cool climate terroir of...
Bressia Profundo 2016 75cl
A superb wine from Walter Bressia to create a wine which went beyond the single varietal expressions that reflects the terroir of Agrelo and Uco valley. Made from a blend of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 10% Syrah, the grapes and sour
Amarone Della Valpolicella 2016 La Colombaia 75cl
Ripe, warm and generous on the nose with plum and cherry aromas and hints of dried fruits. Full bodied and richly flavoured with rich berry and plum fruit, supple tannins and a spicy finish, with the characteristic dry bite of good Amarone
La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Rioja 2015 75cl
The Tempranillo grapes are hand harvested from vines that are planted in chalky-clay souls more than 40 years ago and at 500-600 meters above sea level. After the grapes were harvested they have been matured for 2 years in American oak bar
Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Reserve 75cl
The grapes were selected from Vergelegens Stonepine, Rondekop, Rooiland and Kopland Vineyards. These vineyards are all north to northwest facing, with granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vines were planted 4000 to the hectare. The preferre