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De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 vs Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009

June 18, 2014
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Any Port in a storm.

Big guns.

Recently a shoot-out between De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 and Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009. The De Krans a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Tinta Barocca, the Muratie produced from a 1965 vineyard, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roritz, Tinta Francesca and Souzao all planted together. Remarkably, the De Krans 2010 was the eighth consecutive vintage from this producer to be rated 5 Stars in Platter’s.

De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010
Price: R240
Red and black fruit, spice and subtle chocolate. Well balanced – good fruit definition, fresh acidity and fine tannins. Not the most concentrated vintage and already surprisingly approachable.

Score: 90/100.

Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009
Price: R170
Black fruit, vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Rich and broad with soft acidity and smooth tannins. Appears rather too sweet.

Score: 87/100.

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