Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Franschhoek
'There's nothing to choose in terms of quality between the two Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignons in 2017, one of the best Cape vintages of the last half century. Made with fruit from a block planted in 1996 and blended with 9% Cabernet Franc, it's floral, refined and elegant, with green herb and black cherry fruit and velvety tannins. Drink 2021-29.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100
'Complex & intense black berry fruit, cigarbox & cool fresh herb fragrance from splash cab franc (9%) on 30% barrel-fermented 2017. Very firm, with a fine-grain tannin structure buffed in 80% new French barriques (18 months, as next 3). Needs time to show true charm, decant in youth.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)
'Includes 10% Cabernet Franc. Matured for 18 months in French oak, 85% new. A violet top note before cassis and ripe plum on the nose. The palate is medium bodied and yet quite broad with soft, smooth tannins, the finish gently savoury.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100
'Mid to dark crimson. Some real grace here on the nose. Round, gentle tannins with a sweet undertow and a beginning, middle and end. Light charge of fine tannins.' – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 16.5+/20
Boekenhoutskloof, located in the Franschhoek valley, was established in 1776 and gets its name ‘Boekenhout’ from an indigenous Beech tree. Boekenhoutskloof, managed by Marc Kent, describes themself as a Syrah specialist. They have various brands within their portfolio including Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. Their efforts in conservation can be seen through initiatives they have taken on in their farm and surrounding areas. They are also a founding member of the Franschhoek Mountain Conservancy.
|Blend information||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
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|Producer information||Boekenhoutskloof, located in the Franschhoek valley, was established in 1776 and gets its name 'Boekenhout' from an indigenous Beech tree. Boekenhoutskloof, managed by Marc Kent, describes themself as a Syrah specialist. They have various brands within their portfolio including Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. Their efforts in conservation can be seen through initiatives they have taken-on in their farm and surrounding areas. They are also a founding member of the Franschhoek Mountain Conservancy.|
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator