Boplaas Ring of Rocks

TOP 10 red table wine from Portuguese cultivars @ CAPPA Cape Port & Wine Challenge 2013

Platter 4 Stars

A super blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Touriga Nacional, the Portuguese grape lending some heat and spice to the red fruits. Smooth and full flavoured, give this wine a try, it's lovely!

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TOP 10 red table wine from Portuguese cultivars @ CAPPA Cape Port & Wine Challenge 2013

Platter 4 Stars

Boplaas's Tasting Notes

"Deep purple-black centre with cherry-red and purple rim. Earthy, Karoo bossies (shrub) bouquet with notes of ripe fruits and hint of spice / oak. Palate of intense black cherry and red fruits, with notes of spice and cocoa. Lively acidity and youthful tannins. This is a young wine, that will reward careful cellaring. Bordeaux-blend with a dash of Portuguese spice."

I agree with these notes, they are spot on. Let the wine breathe for half an hour. It is very smooth, medium bodied with fruit and some spice. Warming on the palate with a hint of hot weather Portugal about it! There is a lift on the finish in a similar style to Rhone reds (where they blend in a little white wine). Ideal with foods like lamb or even a spicy curry.

More Information
Location Calitzdorp
Winery Boplaas
Winery status Family winery
Winemaker Carel Nel
Annual production Tiny
Grapes 1/3 each Cabernet, Merlot & Touriga Nacional
Product awards TOP 10 red table wine from Portuguese cultivars @ CAPPA Cape Port & Wine Challenge, Platter 4 Stars
Gold Medals
Style Smooth and spicey
ABV 13.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2012
Percentage score
Vegan Yes
Sulphite level Low
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