Two comforting drops for a cold winter’s night from Boplaas in Calitzdorp:
Boplaas The 1932 Block Hanepoot 2015
Price: R150 per 500ml bottle
From an old block planted on the banks of the Gamka River. Citrus, saltana, a certain waxiness and spice on the nose. Rich and thick textured. Well balanced with nicely coated acidity and the finish not too fiery.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
Boplaas Ouma Cloete Straw Wine 2015
Price: R110 per 500ml bottle
From Muscat de Frontignan and Viognier, pinched and allowed to dry on the vine. A top note of potpourri before cut apple, peach and a little honey. Rich and full with good depth of flavour and nicely coated acidity. Not as cloying as some in this style.
Editor’s rating: 89/100.
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