De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp is without a doubt one of SA’s leading port producers. This statement was reaffirmed with three of its wines receiving a score of 90+ by revered UK authority Tim Atkin MW, in his highly anticipated annual review of South African wines.
This year’s top scorer went to the Cape Vintage Reserve 2019, which scored an impressive 95 points. The Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2021 scored a well-deserved 90 points, with the still to be released Tritonia Verdelho 2020 receiving 92 points out of a possible 100.
Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with extensive experience of South African wines, tasted a total of 1 783 South African wines for his 2021 Special Report.
The Cape Vintage Reserve Port is best described as a big wine full of ripe dark fruit notes of plum, mulberry, and black currants. Well-rounded with smooth dark chocolate undertones and firm tannins are prominent in this port-style wine that would mature well over 30 years. Without a doubt, one to add to your collection, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2019 is available directly from the cellar at R325 per bottle, but has not yet been released in the trade.
For more information on the impressive range of wines from De Krans, visit www.dekrans.co.za.