Red, Ready, but will keep

2013 Anthonij Rupert, Cape of Good Hope, Western Slopes, Riebeeksrivier

2013 Anthonij Rupert, Cape of Good Hope, Western Slopes, Riebeeksrivier

Red | Ready, but will keep | Anthonij Rupert | Code:  41264 | 2013 | South Africa > Swartland | Syrah Blend | Medium Bodied, Dry | 14.5 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

Other - The 2013 Riebeeks River Red Blend is pure Shiraz. It has a slightly dusty bouquet with blackberry and coca scents, quite fresh though perhaps requiring more floral components synonymous with the grape variety. The palate is medium-bodied with a sharp, bilberry and blackberry infused entry. The tannins feels a little sharp and there is a tinny note towards the finish, but there is satisfactory freshness and it has an easy-going sensibility.
Drinking window 2015-2020
Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate. 30th November 2015. 

The Producer

Anthonij Rupert

Anthonij Rupert

From its home base on historic L’Ormarins wine farm beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in Franschhoek, Anthonij Rupert Wines has cast its net wide, across the length and breadth of the Cape winelands, in search of what it takes to make the finest wines this corner of the winemaking world has to offer.

The Grape

Syrah Blend

Syrah Blend

The Region

Swartland

Swartland

After Stellenbosch, t, the west coast district of Swartland (25 miles due north of Cape Town, between the towns of Malmesbury and Piketberg) now ranks as the Cape's most exciting wine-producing district.

Settled initially by nomadic Khoikhoi from Namibia, the Dutch brought trade, vines and unrest to the region in the 17th century.

The British then transformed the area into the Cape's bread basket, viticulture being developed only more recently. This contrasts with an ancient geology which has brought a mix of shale, arenite sandstone and granite soils air-conditioned by the Atlantic Ocean nearby.

Chenin Blanc and Shiraz seem to do best, as exemplified by the wines of Eben Sadie and Mullineux.

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