Boplaas Gamka Branca 2016

By , 5 December 2017

Boplaas Gamka Branca 2016, Boplaas Gamka Branca 2016

Muito obrigado.

Boplaas continues its fascination with all things Portuguese having recently addes Verdelho to its Calitzdorp plantings. This variety is included in a new  top-end white blend, the other components being Chardonnay (60%), Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Chenin Blanc, these sourced variously from Elgin, Stellenbosch and the Swartland.

The wine shows an array of citrus (naartjie, lemon and grapefruit ) as well as white peach and fresh herbs plus a hint of leesy complexity, the wine having matured for nine months in older oak. The palate  displays very concentrated fruit and punchy acidity before a saline finish. It’s a substantial wine but equally not without nuance. Price: R177 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 93/100.

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