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Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2016

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2016 is quite simply one of South Africa's finest ports.

Best Port @ NWC Top 100 (2018)

SA Top 100 Wines

Tim Atkin 94 Points

James Suckling – 92 points

SA Champion "Port" Trophy @ SA Young Wine Show

Truly world class "vintage port" from South Africa.

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The 2016 Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve continues the Nel’s heritage of crafting the very finest Cape fortifieds utilising Portuguese varietals, traditional vinification methods and remaining true to style to create a wine which will offer decades of enjoyment.

Crafted from four old vine Portuguese varietals, hand harvested at optimal ripeness and fermented in lagars with intense manual pigeage to extract optimal flavour, colour & tannins prior to fortification with wine spirit and matured for two years in old large format French oak barrels before bottling unfined and unfiltered.


An inky black wine with hints of fiery garnet on the rim; with a bouqet of crushed black berry, tart cranberry, kirsch and purple plums with bright all-spice top notes intermingled by fynbos and savoury undercurrents. The bouqet unfurls onto a bold palate with liquorice, red fruits and cocao hints to the dry finish. Time will temper the fiery fruity exuberance of youth, slowly unfurling the complexities of this fine Cape Fortifieds.

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Location Calitzdorp, South Africa
Winery Boplaas
Winery status Small family winery
Winemaker Carel Nel
Annual production Tiny
Grapes Touriga Nacional; Tinta Barocca; Souza; Touriga Franca
Product awards Best Port @ NWC Top 100 (2018), James Suckling – 92 points, SA Champion Port @ SAYWS 2016, SA Top 100 Wines. Tim Atkin 94 Points
Gold Medals
Style Sweet, dark fruit
ABV 19
Bottle Size 75cl
Percentage score 94
Sulphite level Medium Low
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