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De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2011

De Krans managing director Boets Nel and Louis van der Riet insist that there’s more to this Calitzdorp winery than Port-style wines and yesterday showed a variety of their unfortified stuff. First up, four entry-level wines made up of Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2015, Wild Ferment Unwooded Chardonnay 2014, Moscato Perlé 2015 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. [...]

May 6, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 vs Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009

Recently a shoot-out between De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 and Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009. The De Krans a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Tinta Barocca, the Muratie produced from a 1965 vineyard, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roritz, Tinta Francesca and Souzao all planted together. Remarkably, the De Krans [...]

June 18, 2014
by Christian
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De Krans Cape Tawny Limited Release

The latest incarnation of Tawny from De Krans is extraordinarily pale in colour, fruity and light. There’s cherry but also notes of orange and even lemon plus the spice and nuttiness you’d expect. Now that South African producers are prevented from using the term “Port”, De Krans have taken to calling its product a “liqueur [...]

June 5, 2014
by Christian
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Allesverloren Trés Vermelhos 2012 vs De Krans Tritonia 2011

It is predicted that with climate change, South Africa’s traditional wine growing areas are going to become hotter and drier and inevitably there will be a shift in plantings to varieties adapted to these new conditions. The grapes of Spain, Portugal, southern Italy and Greece are likely to feature and we’re all going to have [...]

May 5, 2014
by Christian
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Hillock Mile High Non-vintage

Our daughter Zoë Mathilda Eedes was born on 11 June 2009 and the wine of her birth year I’m backing to serve at her 21st birthday is the Cape Vintage Reserve Port from Calitzdorp winery De Krans. But we all know the Klein Karoo produces good fortifieds and brandies. What of the table wines? The [...]

November 20, 2013
by Christian
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De Krans Moscato Perlé 2013

How to attract younger consumers who are not tied to the traditions that usually govern wine? De Krans in Calitzdorip has launched a Moscato Perlé 2013 – light (only 9% alcohol), sweet, softly fizzy, under screwcap and only R30 a bottle.  It’s bound to find favour with a certain sector of the market (Muscato recently [...]

October 29, 2013
by Christian
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De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008

The Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008 from Calitzdorp producer De Krans comes festooned with stickers including one announcing its 5-Star rating in the 2011 edition of Platter’s. Of course, it shouldn’t be broached for a long while yet, but another Stormers defeat by the Crusaders demanded some succour. A blend of 60% Touriga Nacional, 35% [...]

April 2, 2013
by Christian
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De Krans Vintage Reserve Port 2005

It always strikes me as unfortunate when a table wine showing over-ripe or dead fruit gets described as “porty” as I think it does an injustice to well-made Port – raisined character is just as problematic on fortified wine as it is on unfortified. No raisins whatsoever in the case of the Vintage Reserve Port [...]

June 11, 2012
by Christian
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