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2011 Cape Vintage Reserve, De Krans Wine

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.

Wine Analysis
Type:  Fortified port-style wine
Grapes:  62% Touriga Naçional, 36% Tinta Barocca and 2% Souzao
Alcohol:  19.0%

750ml per bottle


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