Cape Winemakers Guild

Boplaas Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2006

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Souzao Sheltered by the majestic Swartberg at the very edge of the Cape winelands, lies the Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp, home to the Nel family of Boplaas since the early 1800’s. It is from fruit produced from these ancient Karoo soils that Carel Nel has for over a quarter of a century, toiled to produce the finest Cape Ports, wines and brandies. Tasting note: Darker than a moonless Karoo night, with a tinge of bright purple at the rim. Freshly tilled red earth, ripe apricot, fynbos, pepper, all-spice and a hint of spirit on the reluctant bouquet. Bullish tannins with hints of fresh plum, sweet apricots, all-spice, loads of liquorice and fynbos dominate the superbly structured palate. This Cape Vintage Reserve is the culmination of more than a quarter century?s Port making efforts of the Nel family to create an almost flawless Cape Port that will age for more than four decades or so, if stored optimally. In a word – SENSATIONAL!

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 100.00
  • Lowest: R 750.00
  • Average: R 1 743.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 70
  • Cases Auctioned 30


  • Alc: 18.90 vol%
  • RS: 99.80 g/l
  • TA: 5.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.80

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