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De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 vs Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009

Any Port in a storm.

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 … [Read more...]

De Krans Cape Tawny Limited Release

Something for the cold.

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 … [Read more...]

Allesverloren Trés Vermelhos 2012 vs De Krans Tritonia 2011

Hot stuff.

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, … [Read more...]

Hillock Mile High Non-vintage

For the thrill of it.

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008

All conquering.

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 … [Read more...]