The Tinta Barocca vineyards for making this wine are established 32 years ago. All other vineyards are older than 16 years, planted on poor but well-drained soils. Grapes were picked at 26.0¢X Balling, and fortified at 11.0¢X Balling with unmatured brandy spirit. The wine was kept in a 4,000 liter vat for 20 month.
Cellarmaster Notes This wine shows a vibrant plum colour, with dense aromas of prune, spice and tobacco. A fleshy, chewy monthful of flavours, showing tannic grip, concentrated red fruit nuances, and a firm structure ensuring considerable longevity. The last port labeled as a port from De Krans.
Rating & Awards This wine was rated 5-star by the world famous John Platters South African Wine Guide 2013 and received respectively a Gold Madel at Michelangelo Wine Awards 2013, a Gold Medal at Vertias Awards and a Gold Medal at South Africa Young Wine Show 2011.