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"Black currant, licorice root, cedar and whole tobacco leaf form the nose of this dark, suave red. The palate is smooth and seductive in feel, with structured yet plush and pillowy tannins that, combined with the ripe black fruit and black berry flavors, lend a textural impression like crushed velvet. The finish is all black fruit and sweet, earthy spice, like cedar plank-grilled black plums and charred fennel bulb."
93 points - Wine Enthusiast
93 points - Tim Atkin
92 points - Wine Spectator
The 2016 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from various sites on the north-westerly facing
slopes of the Helderberg mountain range. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak.
The nose is complex and alluring, offering redcurrant, black cherry and red plum aromas with whiffs of Herbes de Provence, Cape fynbos and clay dust. The red stone fruit of the nose follows through with flavours of youngberry, boysenberry and notes of lead pencil, pipe tobacco and tealeaf on a smooth palate. Fine-grained powdery tannins contribute to a certain nervosité on the midpalate, juxtaposed against the opulence of fragrant fruit, firm acidity and smoky cedarwood undertones from integrated French oak. Vibrant berry fruit persists on a clean, focused finish.
Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. The farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.
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