Boplaas affirms itself as one of the fairest Ports of call at Classic Wine’s inaugural Port tasting
The fine Cape Ports of Boplaas continued to reaffirm their position as some of the very finest produced in the country, garnering a 4 ½ Star, four 4 Stars and a 3 Star rating in Classic Wine’s inaugural Port tasting in their June issue.
The Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve Port 1997 – a rare Colheita or dated Tawny – received one of only two 4 ½ Star ratings; while 4 Star ratings were received by the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2009, Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2006, Boplaas Cape Vintage Port 2009 and the Boplaas Cape Tawny N/V.
The stalwart comforter of many a cold winter’s evening and hunting trip, the Boplaas Cape Ruby N/V received a 3 Star rating to round out Boplaas’s excellent showing.
The Nel family of Boplaas’s dedication to the crafting of authentic Cape fortifieds from traditional Portuguese varietals grown in the deep red soils of Calitzdorp and painstakingly sourced from vineyards spread across the Cape’s finest terroir, as well as the adherence of traditional wine making techniques continues to be rewarded by the ever increasing levels of quality, complexity and excellent ageing potential of these wines.
The Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve Port 1997, crafted from a single barrel of Tinta Barocca aged for 12 years prior to bottling, has previously received a double Gold medal at Veritas 2011, a 5 Star rating from Platter’s and recently awarded a spot in the “South African Top 100 Wines 2012” list.
The Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2006, crafted from a trio of Portuguese varietals, is a previous 5 Star Platter luminary, as well as being crowned overall winner of the Cape Port Producer’s Association “Port Challenge 2011”.
The Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2009, a 5 Star Platter wine as well as SA Top 100 Wine 2012, crafted from a quartet of Portuguese varietals.
The Boplaas Cape Vintage 2009 and Boplaas Cape Tawny N/V both received double gold medals at Veritas 2011; while the stalwart Boplaas Cape Ruby N/V received a 4 Star rating in Platter’s 2012.
The Boplaas Cape Vintage Port 2009, Boplaas Cape Tawny N/V and the Boplaas Cape Ruby N/V are available nationwide from all fine retailers and from our cellar door in Calitzdorp. The Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve 1997, Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve