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Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2006

The Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2006 from Boplaas proved excellent drinking over the last few nights. A blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca and...

Ferreira Port 2000

2000 was apparently a classic year for Vintage Port but fifteen years from vintage seemed a long enough wait to broach a bottle of...

David Bristow: In search of winter fortification

This is the time when snow lies scattered across the high ground of South Africa – like clothes strewn across the floor of a...

De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 vs Muratie...

Recently a shoot-out between De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 and Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009. The De Krans a...

De Krans Vintage Reserve Port 2005

It always strikes me as unfortunate when a table wine showing over-ripe or dead fruit gets described as “porty” as I think it does...

Axe Hill Machado 2010

Table wines from Port varieties out of Portugal have gone big over the last 10 years or so – Dirk van der Niepoort and...

Boplaas Port Vintage Reserve Vertical

The late Tony Mossop, great wine aficionado and founder of top but fairly recent Calitzdorp Port property Axe Hill, apparently used to say that...

Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve Port 1997

In terms of a major trade agreement between South Africa and the European Union ongoing for some ten years now, we agreed to desist...