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South Africa, Calitzdorp

De Krans

De Krans Ruby Port NV

De Krans Cape Ruby Port NV 88pts, Pierre Rovani in The Wine Advocate, #155 for this Port blend from South Africa

Tasting Notes

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Medium-bodied, youthful with fruity, spicy flavours and balanced sweetness.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

88pts Pierre-Antoine Rovani, The Wine Advocate, #155 10/25/04 An excellent value, the non-vintage Cape Ruby Port (#3258 certification seal) is a blend of 50% Tinta Barraca, 45% Touriga Nacional, and 5% Souzão. Its sweet red fruit and chocolate aromas lead to a medium-bodied, suave personality. Cherries, raspberries, and strawberries can be found in its attractive, flavorful, softly-textured, and slightly warm (from alcohol) character. It should be drunk over the next 6 years."

Veritas 2004 Silver medal winner

87 pts Wine Spectator oct 15. 2007
Light bodied, with juicy raisin, boysenberry and linzer torte flavors, backed by spice and plum cake notes.

88 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas and flavors of dark cherry, black licorice, cinnamon, maple syrup and earth. Rich and mellow for ruby, and not a fiery style of port, with the neutral oak (and clean alcohol tones) making for easier early drinkability. A rather elegant style with good energy and length. Drink now or hold.

Winemaker Notes

Winemaker: Boets & Stroebel Nel
Appelation: Klein Karoo
IN THE VINEYARD: 2-wire trellis on poor, well-drained soil.
THE HARVEST: Picked at 25º Balling.
IN THE CELLAR: Fortified at 11º Balling. Only unmatured Brandy Spirit used for fortification, after which it spent 1 year in wood. 50% in 500 litre barrels, the remainder in 4 500 litre vats.
AGEING POTENTIAL: Superb now but will mature for five years and more.
BLEND INFORMATION: 50% Tinta Barocca, 45% Touriga Nacional, 5% Souzao

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Chemical Analysis




Alcohol: 18.5 %
pH: 3.84
RS: 95g/l
Total Acid: 5.3g/l




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