Cape Winemakers Guild

Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve 2005

90% Tinta Barocca, 10% Touriga Nacional

The Nel family of Boplaas have garnered a reputation of resolutely crafting benchmark fortified wines from traditional Portuguese varieties in the harshly beautiful Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp. Crafted from hand-harvested, gnarled, old-vine Portuguese varieties, fermented in traditional lagares, fortified with the finest Cape brandy and matured for 16 cold Klein Karoo winters in large old barrels. A once-rambunctious obsidian wine has transformed into a fiery amber elixir.

Tasting Notes: Fiery red-brown tawny colour with flecks of olive green on the rim, the bouquet unfurls with the walnut, roast almond, butterscotch, mélange of spices, citrus, warming brandy and charred oak notes.

Drink now and until 2052.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R8 000
  • Lowest: R5 000
  • Average: R6 214


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 67
  • Cases Auctioned: 28


  • Alc: 18.21 vol%
  • RS: 101.0 g/l
  • TA: 5.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.5

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