L'Ormarins by Anthonij Rupert Optima Western Cape 2006 90 - 92 Points
Medium clear, bright, mahogany red with russet rim, medium plus concentration, medium plus viscosity, no gas, however there is some sediment.
Clean, medium plus intensity, ripe blackcurrant, blueberries, ripe plums and cassis liqueur, touch of raisin, black oilves, dark earth and layered, almost volcanic/basalt minerals, fragrant, expressive, New French oak evident imparting tobacco, cigar note.
Dry with some residual suagr, medium plus acidity, medium plus tannin, medium plus alcohol, new flavours of Chin Pee Moi plums, ripe blackberries and cassis follows through, rich leathery, complex and layered, textured, spicy mid palate, medium plus lenght and medium plus complexity.
Reminds of the last great Optima vintage like the 1996, it is equal if not more complex and certainly riper, but balance in relation to acidity, tannins fruit and body, could be mistaken to a 2001 Meerlust Estate Rubicon, but better!
If poured under SA Climatic conditions, served at 13 degrees celsius with a Tournedos Rossigni, now until 2019+ if cellared under optimum climatic conditions.