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16 Aug 2013
2:05 pm

Wines of the Day: Elegant Port style wines

Sweet, elegant, and able to last well into the future, these wines pair well with cheese and desserts and can be drizzled into your lovers navel alongside the fireplace.

A nice glass of tawny (Credit: Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons)

 

The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

NV Boplaas Cape Tawny Vintners

 

Boplaas Cape Tawny_98x319Tasting Notes

Coppery gold edged tawny. Tobacco tea leaf and forest floor aromas still quite fresh savoury, slightly spirity notes, polished and persistent but perhaps lacking a little bit of detail.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Cheese

– Dessert

 

Boplaas Cape Tawny Vintners

 

2007 Axe Hill Cape Vintage

 

Axe Hill CVP 2006 Bottle Shot_98x319Tasting Notes

Deep cerise. Cherry fruit aromas still showing sappy oak notes, all still integrating, elegantly polished palate, harmonious dark fruit, spirit still evident, finely integrated finish, work in progress.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Cheese

– Dessert

 

Axe Hill Cape Vintage

 

NV De Krans Cape Ruby

 

de krans cape ruby_98x319Tasting Notes

Black tinged vermillion. Bright cherry mulberry aromas, showy and seductive savoury green edged plum fruit, spicey and accessible, good integration, persistent finish.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Cheese

– Dessert

 

De Krans Cape Ruby

 

Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine