Boplaas reiceives 20th 5-star rating from Platter

BOPLAAS Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp has received its 20th five-star rating from the authoritative Platter’s South African wine guide. The five stars went to the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2018, an accolade previously achieved by amongst others the winery’s 20 year old Potstill Brandy and Heritage White Muscadel 2012.

The Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2018 was crafted from four old vine Portuguese varieties – Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Touriga Franca and Souzão. The Portuguese grape varieties thrive in the Calitzdorp region because they are hardier and well-adapted to warmer climates. It is anticipated that they will play a bigger role as the impact of global warming intensifies.

Seven Boplaas wines received a 4,5-star rating. They are the Boplaas Gamka Red 2017 (a blend of Portuguese varieties Tinta Barroca and Touriga Nacional with a dash of Shiraz); Boplaas Gamka Branca 2018 (a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Verdelho and Chenin Blanc); Boplaas Ring of Rocks 2017 (a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Cabernet Sauvignon); Boplaas Touriga Nacional Family Reserve 2016 (a compelling wine with boisterous aromatics, fine tannins and a deft balance of power and elegance); Boplaas Bobbejaanberg Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (a single vineyard wine grown in the Outeniqua Mountain range near George); Boplaas Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve 2017 and the Boplaas Cape Vintage Port 2018.

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