Wine Tasting At Anura, Stellenbosch

On the Simondium Road, close to Klapmuts you will find the most beautiful wine estate, Anura. Dave and I took a drive through one Friday before lunch, and started our visit at the estate with a wine tasting. The wine steward was very informed, giving us anecdotes about the wines we had chosen, as well as his personal preference in each glass.

Wine Tasting At Anura, Stellenbosch
Wine Tasting At Anura, Stellenbosch

Dave and I shared a wine tasting (R25 for 6 glasses). We tasted the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve (R95/bottle) first. The grapes were sourced from Durbanville and the wine displayed heavy minerality. Our next glass was the Legato 2012/13 (R60/bottle) which is a blend of 55% merlot and 45% cabernet sauvignon. The wine is light, slightly acidic and cherries forefront on the nose. After this we tasted the Merlot 2012 (R70/bottle) which has spent 12 months in oak and has the most amazing aroma of red roses and is a dry, light wine for every day drinking. We then moved on to the Pinotage 2012 (R70/bottle) which spent 12 months in heavily toasted American oak. This is responsible for the chocolate aromas and the wine has a lovely spicy nose and is extremely dry. Our wine steward suggested we try the Arpeggio 2011 next (R68/bottle) as an extra. This is a blend of 58% syrah, 32% mourvedre and 10% viognier. The nose is full of red currants and a whiff of smoke. After this we tasted the Syrah Mourvedre 2005 Reserve (R95/bottle) which is 85% syrah, 10% mourvedre and 5% granache. The wine is very dry and heavy on tobacco. Our last tasting was the Petit Verdot 2008 (R95/bottle) which was placed into new French oak for 22 months. The grape has a thick skin which results in a very complex, dry, smooth wine with beautiful legs. The nose is cassis and the wine has strong mineral flavours.

Wine from Anura
Wine from Anura

We so enjoyed the Arpeggio that we bought 3 bottles to take home with us. We have enjoyed one bottle already at a friend, and the nose is so dominant that each sip is a full taste sensation.

Contact them on +27 21 875 5360

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16 thoughts on “Wine Tasting At Anura, Stellenbosch

  1. Some very fine wine to enjoy 😀
    A lovely place to visit as well!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. It was a very lovely place to visit 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful estate, Tandy. All the wines you tasted sound really good. I wonder if Anura export to the USA.

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    1. I seem to recall that they do Sylvia 🙂

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      1. Thanks, Tandy. I’ll have a look for it. 🙂

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        1. If you don’t find it, please let me know 🙂

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  3. Hi Tandy, I really enjoy blends, looks like this was a great time!
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    1. This was a very good time indeed 🙂

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  4. Tandy, this vino sounds great. I very much look forward to experiencing South Africa’s food & wine when I visit in October. You sure do live in a beautiful part of the world. 🙂

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    1. It is the most amazing place to live Anna, we are very lucky 🙂

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  5. Looks like some mighty good wine there – Tandy:)
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    1. Lots of good wine Rachel 🙂

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  6. Tandy these photo’s are lovely, I confess, I haven’t seen grass in so long I forgot what it looks like! Sounds like your wine tasting was a lot of fun. Here in the Niagara Falls (especially on the Canadian side) ice wine is very popular. I think it’s kind of like a wine slushy? Maybe you’ve tried it?
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    1. I would not mind some ice wine right now as it is so hot. Never tried a wine slushy before. I have seen ice wine being made in Chine – on TV only 🙂

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  7. What fun and what a beautiful estate!

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    1. it was indeed very beautiful 🙂

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