Carel Nel's 2013 CWG Auction Wines

Boplaas Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2009Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Souzao Wine of Origin Western Cape

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.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 208 Qty. cases on offer 30 Alc 18.9 vol% RS 96.6 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.6 Boplaas Ox Wagon 1880 Auction Reserve Potstill Brandy 8 Yr100% Colombar Wine of Origin Calitzdorp

Boplaas’ distilling heritage dates back to 1880, when current owner, Carel Nel’s great-great grandfather, Daniel Nel, exported his first consignment of fine Boplaas Brandy to England. In those days they transported the barrels of brandy by ox wagon to Worcester and from there to Cape Town by train and then by ship to London. Boplaas also became the first cellar to release an Estate Brandy in 1994 after the change in legislation in 1989. Our angel’s share is very high with the dry weather we have. The angels are very thirsty and every night they have a party in our brandy cellar, but this helps us produce rich brandies.

Tasting Notes: Rich, golden colour. Lovely dried peach and vanilla flavours with a long, lingering finish.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 35 Qty. cases on offer 24 Alc 38.0 vol% The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is open to the trade and general public. To attend the auction, to register to bid or for details of our online, telephonic or proxy bidding options, please contact the Cape Winemakers Guild Office on or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408.