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 blend of 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Tinta Barocca, the Muratie produced from a 1965 vineyard, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roritz, Tinta Francesca and Souzao all planted together. Remarkably, the De Krans 2010 was the eighth consecutive vintage from this producer to be rated 5 Stars in Platter’s.
De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010
Red and black fruit, spice and subtle chocolate. Well balanced – good fruit definition, fresh acidity and fine tannins. Not the most concentrated vintage and already surprisingly approachable.
Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009
Black fruit, vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Rich and broad with soft acidity and smooth tannins. Appears rather too sweet.