2007 Vintage: Gold Veritas Awards 2012
Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy that reaches back to more than 150 years. Boplaas is a family concern with Carel Nel, a Cape Wine Master, as owner and cellar master.
Boplaas has long been regarded as in the forefront in premium wine production. Boplaas is known for world-class table wines, Ports and their award winning pot-stilled brandies.
Blend: 70% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Barocca, 5% Souzao
This is a dark, purplish black port with flavours of cherries, plum, blackberries, violets, pepper, spiciness and dark chocolate. Expectations are met when you taste the wine - full-bodied with big ripe tannins and integrated alcohol, with a long and luscious aftertaste. Wood Aging: 24 months in Portuguese Oak Barrels. Maturation Potential: Now – Next 20 years. A new trend under the young people is to drink Vintage Ports very young, but the Port can also last up to 20 years. Many people have discovered that Vintage Port is a very enjoyable and memorable way to finish a meal and indeed it is now frequently served as a very satisfying dessert in its own right. Enjoyed for its luscious fruit flavours with complex notes of chocolate and spice, Vintage Port is commonly paired with Stilton cheese, although it is outstanding with most types of cheese. Chocolate is sensational with Vintage Port, as are dried fruits and nuts. More adventurous combinations involve ice-cream, crème brule, and fresh fruit.