The five years in old Limousin casks and old Portuguese pipes, climatic conditions
of the Klein Karoo, and the insatiable thirst of the local angels have created a
world-class blended brandy. This beautiful and deep golden-coloured brandy
delights with vanilla and dried-fruit flavours on a medium-bodied palate.
BOPLAAS CAREL NEL RESERVE BRANDY 5 YEAR
The grapes are picked at 18B with a high acidity (as in Cognac). Fermentation
15 – 16 C. Fine aromas from Colombar. Left on the lease for malolactic
fermentation before distillation for more complexity.
Distilled in an old (100 year old) Santagans Copper still. Double distillation
to 70% alcohol and aged in French oak barrels.
Wine of origin:Calitzdorp
Alcohol: 43 %
Wood aging:5 Years (Blended brandy with 40% potstill &
60% wine spirits)
4 stars Platter Wine Guide