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
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£22.48

WINE DETAILS

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

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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