Up, up and away! Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V to be served on SAA in 2014

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013
Boplaas Family Vineyards
At the 29th annual South African Airways wine awards, the Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V was selected="true" for SAA Premium Class in 2014 and this marvelous Cape Tawny Port also flew away with the SAA Trophy for best fortified wine.

Boplaas Family Vineyards definitely have their heads in the clouds this week, with the news that the Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V was not only chosen to be served onboard SAA Premium Class in 2014, but also took top honours and flew away with the SAA Port of the Year Trophy. The SAA Wine Awards celebrated its 29th year and just over 1000 wines were assessed “blind” by an expert panel including overseas judges to decide which wines will be served on the national carrier for the coming year.

The art of crafting a fine Cape Tawny “Port’ at Boplaas is one of patience, dedication and expert blending of barrel matured wines some spending more than a decade in barrel prior to blending. The Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V is crafted from traditional Portuguese varietals, vinified according to traditional methods in lagar, aged in a selection of old barrels – including Port Pipes, and blended to create a complex red-brown Tawny coloured wine brimming with toasted almond, pecan caramel, walnut, toffee, bright wood spice and wisps of Demerara sugar, All-spice and macerated black plum.

An ideal after dinner accompaniment to mature cheeses, dried fruits and dark chocolate, this fine Cape Tawny also pairs perfectly with roast duck, slow roasted pork belly, mild Cape Malay dishes and Cantonese dishes. Contrary to popular belief, the Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V should be enjoyed lightly chilled especially in warmer climes or summertime.

For those not enjoying the very best SAA has to offer, the stellar range of Boplaas Cape Tawny “Ports” are available from the Boplaas cellar door in Calitzdorp and the Cool Bay tasting room in Great Brak near Mossel Bay. The Tawny range includes, the all conquering Boplaas Cape Tawny Vintners Reserve N/V (375m?)Veritas double gold 2013, Michelangelo Gran d’Or 2013, CAPPA “Best in Show” 2013. As well as the Boplaas Cape Tawny N/V and finally a collection of Colheitas or vintage Cape Tawny’s from the 1994, 1995 and 1997 vintages. These single vintage Boplaas Cape Tawnies spent 18, 17 and 12 years respectively in barrel prior to bottling. 

For all things Boplaas please visit www.boplaas.co.za, give us a call on 044-2133326, send a mail to info@boplaas.co.za, tweet us @Boplaas1880 or even better come for a visit to our cellar door in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo.

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