2017 Semillon, Boekenhoutskloof

Really pretty nose, lovely floral character. A touch of Muscat d’Alexandria (2-3%) with both grapes planted in 1902. There are other blocks of Semillon from 1942, 1956. Beautiful creaminess on the nose. Weight, energy, texture and tension, such fine, delicate acidity. Amazing purity. Buy this.

Critic score
94/100
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Bottle
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£25.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£152.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2028
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2017 Semillon, Boekenhoutskloof

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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