Cape Winemakers Guild

Boplaas Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2009

Only the finest Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional and Souzao are selected by the winemaker from specific low-yielding vineyards. All the fruit is hand harvested at optimum ripeness, fermented and fortified in small lagares, barrel matured in large seasoned oak barrels for 12 months to craft this distinctive full-bodied, complex and structured dry-styled Cape Vintage Auction Reserve. Tasting Notes: An inky black wine with hints of fiery garnet on the rim; while the bouquet slowly unfurls with ripe apricot, dried peach, a melange of mulling spices, fynbos, intense plum, black hedgerow fruits and hints of liquorice. Intense macerated black hedgerow fruits, sweet apricot, plum, vibrant allspice and cracked pepper combine with a lengthy finish with treacle, liquorice, fynbos and ‘meaty’ notes. The wine is still very primary, promising decades of enjoyment for those who can exercise patience.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 600.00
  • Lowest: R 2 100.00
  • Average: R 2 326.67


  • Bottle Size 7
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 208
  • Cases Auctioned 30


  • Alc: 18.90 vol%
  • RS: 96.60 g/l
  • TA: 5.30 g/l
  • pH: 3.60

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