Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2013

A quartet of Portuguese varietals - Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional, Souzão & Touriga Francesca - combine in this inky black wine bursting forth with a bouquet of crushed black berry, blue berry, tart cranberry, kirsch and purple plums with bright all-spice top notes intermingled by fynbos, apricot and savoury undercurrents. The bouquet slowly unfurls onto bold juvenile palate with liquorice, dried peach and cocoa hints to the dry finish. Time will temper the fiery fruity exuberance of youth, slowly unfurling the complexities of this fine Cape fortified.

Accompanied by hearty rustic cuisine – springbok pie, roast leg of lamb, braised beef short rib, roast duck with plum sauce or a Moroccan lamb tagine; charcuterie and fine mature cheese or decadent desserts this wine will reveal its true complexity and myriad of flavour nuances.Best decanted prior to serving and if carefully cellared this wine will offer enjoyment over the next three decades or more.

variety : Touriga Nacional | 60% Touriga Nacional, 8% Tinta Barocca, 2% Souzao,Touriga, 30% Franca
winemaker : Margaux / Carel Nel CWM
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 18 % vol  rs : 108.6 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Fortified  style : Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2014 -  Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
2014 Overall trophy winner CAPPA Challenge and Gold Medal
2013 - Veritas - Gold
2014 - Top 100 SA Wines

ageing : Drink now through 2050

in the vineyard : Trellised, low-yield Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Souzão & Touriga Francesca vines with a minimum age of 10 to 35 years from various sites, soils & aspects - including a plot of ungrafted Tinta Barocca grown in red alluvials with calcium carbonate deposits.

about the harvest: All the fruit is hand harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : The Nel’s of Boplaas have prided themselves on crafting the finest fortified wines possible from Portuguese varietals, applying traditional techniques and bottling wines to offer enjoyment decades from harvest.br /br /The Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve is the pinnacle of their pursuit of fortified perfection - crafted from only the finest hand-harvested fruit from low-yielding old vines, bottled in limited quantities and destined for decades of careful bottle maturation and enjoyment.

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