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Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2005

Winter warmer.

When to start drinking your Vintage Reserve Port-style wines? “10 to 15 years down the line, depending on vintage,” says Carel Nel of Boplaas in Calitzdorp. Current release from this cellar is the 2009 (R250 a bottle) so way too early to broach … [Read more...]

Oude Molen René Single Cask Limited Release Potstill Brandy

Dandy brandy.

The domestic brandy market is in decline. Five years ago, it made up 40.6% of the spirits market by volume but this has now decreased to only 33% (for the year ending December 2012). It’s vodka and whisky that are winning over consumers but a recent … [Read more...]

Boplaas Port Vintage Reserve Vertical

Could I have some Stilton with that?

The late Tony Mossop, great wine aficionado and founder of top but fairly recent Calitzdorp Port property Axe Hill, apparently used to say that the only thing smaller than the brain of an ostrich in the Klein Karoo was the personal cellar of the … [Read more...]