Boplaas Cape Tawny Port Auction Reserve 1997

Boplaas Cape Tawny Port Auction Reserve 1997

Unctuous amber N/V elixir from Tinta Barocca and wood matured for 12 years.  Complex with nutty, caramel and chocolate/ orange tones.  Sleek, balancing candied peel tang and spirit.  Long and lingering aftertaste that just keeps getting better.
John Platter 4 1/2 stars;  Peter Schulz Trophy; Wine Magazine 4 stars

Best serve ice cold in the summer with ice cream, or in front of a fireplace with a gorgonzola blue cheese platter and preserved green figs. Cape Tawny Port can be served as a nightcap after a meal or as an aperitif as the guests arrive.

variety : Tinta Barocca [ 100% Tinta Barocca ]
winemaker : Carel Nel CWM
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 18.6 % vol  rs : 27.9 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.3 g/l  so2 : 110 mg/l  fso2 : 5 mg/l  
type : Fortified   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  


Veritas Awards 2011 - Double Gold (Museum Class)
John Platter Rating 2007 - 4 and 1/2 Stars (2007 guide)
Served on Premium and Business Class SAA
Old Mutual Trophy Winner 2007
Peter Schultz Trophy winner - "Best SA Tawny Port" 2007

ageing : Can drink now or within the next 15 - 20 years.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Well drained mixture of sedimentary and alluvial soil - rich in lime with high pH
Age of vines: 20 years
Trellising: Smart-Dyson
Irrigation: Micro

about the harvest: Harvest took place mid February at 26° Balling.

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Tinta Barocca