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.

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  • Region & country
    Franschhoek, Paarl, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2032
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Boekenhoutskloof, 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.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)

Based in Franschhoek since 1776, Boekenhoutskloof is one of South Africa’s most feted wineries. After some years in the wilderness, the current operation was started by a group including winemaker Marc Kent in 1993 – they quickly put themselves on the map, making some of South Africa’s most expressive wines. Indeed, many would call Boekenhoutskloof the vanguard of South Africa’s new wave movement. Now it’s Gottfried Mocke at the helm, arguably South Africa’s most talented winemaker, and the wines have never been better.

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