Boplaas launches the new vintages at Dear Me

We were invited to taste four Boplaas wines made with Port varieties and four of their ports last Thursday.

The tasting was held in Tjing Tjing on the ground floor and then we went upstairs to the Dear Me restaurant to lunch, paired with more of the wines and Port.

The line up for tasting. The most interesting wine was the Touriga Na├žional Unfiltered 2003 still ful of rich red berries and vanilla oak, it had a long sour cherry finish. The Woolworths Boplaas Connection 2013 made from Touriga and Cabernet Sauvignon had sweet and sour cherries and blackberries with good depth and might be a good food wine. The 2013 Ring of Rocks Tinto Barocca /Touriga Franseca is only available in restaurant and on the farm. Tastes of cherries with their stones. It’s elegant with chalky tannins and needs time. The flagship 2012 Gamka (Lion in Khoisan) 72% Touriga 28% Shiraz has an intriguing nose of violets and incense. It too has dry tannins, sour sweet cherries and is built to last.