2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek

Organically certified. Cabernet Franc 15%. Barrel fermentation now, beautiful weight and elegance, such nice spice, but also blackcurrent and a touch of pepper. Very long and silky, and amazing purity of fruit. Love the delicacy of tannins.

Critic score
94/100
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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£38.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£232.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek

TASTING NOTES

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.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
94/100

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