De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Calitzdorp
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‘Year in, year out, this is one of the best fortified wines in the New World, produced from mostly Touriga Nacional with 15% Tinta Barocca and 6% Tinta Roriz. Picked early because of the drought, it's a slightly lighter, more perfumed style than usual with violet top notes, flavours of fig and liquorice and beautifully integrated spirit. 2022-35’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 94/100

‘A big wine full of ripe dark fruit notes of plum, mulberry and black currents. Well-rounded with smooth dark chocolate undertones and firm tannins results in n wine that would mature well over 30years.’ – Winemaker

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Condition New
Winemaker Louis van der Riet
Alcohol 19%
Body Full-bodied
Blend information 70% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz and 5% Tinta Barocca
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating TA 94
Technical analysis RS: 90 g/l | TA: 5.50 g/l | PH: 3.76
Producer information De Krans is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo. The rich and long history of the farm dates to 1890, when it was bought by the Nel family. The current cellar was built in 1964 by Chris Nel and his brother Danie. The first Portuguese grape variety in Calitzdorp was planted in 1973 at De Krans by a twist of fate. Chris Nel, father of Boets & Stroebel Nel, intended to plant Shiraz, which turned out to be Tinta Barocca, when the newly planted vineyard started bearing grapes in 1976! Now Calitzdorp is known as South Africa’s Port Capital with these varietals leading the way.
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