De Krans Cape Vintage 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Calitzdorp
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'As usual, barrel sample tasted. 2018 blends 5 port varieties, led by touriga, in very old oak. Spicy & rich, dark-fruited & with firm but already smooth tannins & a firm acid keeping the finish quite dry. Less structured & intense than Reserve, more so than Ruby. Will keep, but good now.' – Platter's Guide, 4*

'Full and rich flavours fills the palate with alluring red fruits, dried prunes, cocoa and spice. Ripe tannins and balanced acidity ate brought together with well integrated alcohol and a lasting finish.' – Louis van der Riet, Winemaker
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Condition New
Winemaker Louis van der Riet
Alcohol 18.5%
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating PG 4*
Technical analysis RS: 90.94 g/L | TA: 5.34 g/L | PH: 3.78
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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