2017 Noble Late Harvest, Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek

Last but not least is the smallest production, the Noble Late Semillon. Next to the Franschhoek river, a maximum of 3,500 bottles are made every year from this vineyard, although they’re looking to expand this with plantations of Muscat de Frontignan and Sauvignon Blanc. Since the vineyard moved to organics, they’ve noticed a better quality of botrytis, and this is a truly brilliant sweet wine. Although it sees 2 and half years in new oak, it’s not syruppy, but rather has impeccable balance.

Critic score
94/100
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Bottle
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£22.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£134.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Noble Late Harvest, Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek

TASTING NOTES

Three different Franschhoek vineyards, planted in 1902, 1936 and 1942, make up the blend of this impressive, ageworthy Semillon, fermented in 80% new wood and blended with 3% Muscat d'Alexandrie. Waxy, broad and textured at first on the palate, with prominent wood spice, it tightens on the finish, coming over all crisp and grapefruity.

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

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