Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 from 8wines

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Cellar for up to 14 years. No need to decant before serving. Marc Kent is the visionary winemaker and owner of Boekenhoutskloof whose hard work has established the estate as one of South Africa’s benchmark premium producers. Set on the edge of the Franschhoek valley in the Western Cape, the original estate and farmhouse dates back to 1776 although the modern winery was only founded in 1993 with the complete renovation of the property. Marc specialises in crafting sensational Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from their vineyards here and in the Swartland. This dark and handsome Cabernet is made from prime Stellenbosch fruit from north-westerly slopes of the Helderberg mountain range. The soils here consist of Table Mountain sandstone and granite which create ideal growing conditions for the vines. Once in the winery the fruit is fermented plot by plot in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to 225 litre French oak barrels for 20 months of ageing. Marc’s attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery has created this powerful, intense Cabernet that’s bursting with luscious cassis, blackberry and cherry notes along with hints of graphite from the soils. On the palate there’s a generous full body, firm tannins and a long finish with hints of tobacco leaf, spice and pencil shavings. A multi-layered red that will respond well to additional cellaring or pairing with hearty red meat dishes.


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