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Top four wines of September 2016

Here are our four most highly rated current-release wines of last month: AA Badenhorst Family Wines Raaigras Grenache 2015 – 96 (read original review here) Boplaas...

Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve 1995

A Colheita is an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage and that’s the idea behind the Cape Tawny Reserve 1995...

Boplaas Muscadel Reserve 2015

Should power and weight hold sway over elegance and finesse when it comes to Muscadel? Two versions from Boplaas in Calitzdorp which illustrate the...

Top five wines of May 2016

Here are our most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 - 95 (read original review here) Boplaas...

Boplaas Cape Tawny Bin 1880 NV

Is the Boplaas Cape Tawny Bin 1880 NV better now than it was on release? According to Carel Nel, head of the Calitzdorp cellar...

Boplaas Gamka Family Reserve 2013

The “Douro Boys” are a band of winemakers who in the last decade or so have gained international renown for themselves making excellent table...

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...

Tim James: In praise of Portuguese varieties

  It’s just a trivial throw in the great game of “If” – but if the Cabo das Tormentas had been settled by Vasco da...