Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2018
Boplaas Family Vineyards near Calitzdorp has been tending vines and crafting wines since 1880. The 2018 Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve continues the Nel Family heritage of crafting the very finest Cape fortifieds utilising Portuguese varieties (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Souza and Touriga Franca), traditional vinification, and dedication to style, to create port that will offer decades of enjoyment. Inky black in colour with hints of purple black on the rim, the wine shows a bouquet of crushed blackberries, tart cranberries, kirsch, and blue violets. Bright all-spice top notes mingle with fynbos and savoury undercurrents. On the palate, the powerful fruit flavours merge with notes of liquorice, red fruits, and hints of dark chocolate, and conclude in a dry finish. Time will temper the fiery, fruity exuberance of youth and slowly unfurl the complexities of this fine Cape Fortified wine.