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Boekenhoutskloof - Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Red Wine from Paarl · South Africa
£60.00 £40.00
Case Rate: £40.00
Ex Tax: £33.33
Country:
Wine Region: Paarl
Wine Area: Franschhoek
Winery: Boekenhoutskloof
Wine Maker: Marc Kent
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: NOW - 2028
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5 stars  Platter's South African Wine Guide
Country:
Wine Region: Paarl
Wine Area: Franschhoek
Winery: Boekenhoutskloof
Wine Maker: Marc Kent
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: NOW - 2028

Description

Made from selected parcels of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards planted on the north-western facing slopes of the Helderberg mountain and south-eastern facing slope of the Polkadraai Hills. These parcels of excellent Cabernet Sauvignon grow on a combination of deep decomposed granite soils with Table Mountain sandstone and "koffieklip".  The mild maritime influences from the cool False Bay coast and granitic soils are evident in this wine's hallmark minerality and classic graphite-like profile. 

Wine tasting notes

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is our 5th Stellnebosch vintage. This wine's ever-increasing quality is evident in that we have gained a greater understanding of the Stellenbosch vineyards and terroir. 2018 was vinified entirely at Boekenhoutskloof in tulip-shaped concrete tanks with élevage on our OXOline 2 system. The changes in vinification and élevage had a significant impact on the Cabernet's style, resulting in a more refined claret like structure with dark fruits and graphite.

Winery information

Boekenhoutskloof

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.

In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.

Boekenhoutskloof Winery - Platter's Wine Guide, Editor's Award Winery of the Year for 2020
Platter’s 2020 Five-Star Wine - Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2017

www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za

Expert reviews

Platter's South African Wine Guide (2018) - 5 stars

“Rich, ripe black berries & cherries on pronounced & perfumed 2018. Warm texture lifted by attractive herbal whiffs (5% cab franc making presence felt), 70% new French oak - up from 60% in 2017 (4.5 stars, 94 pts) - works to good effect, taming sturdy tannins & adding spicy interest. From 5 parcels in Helderberg & Faure.”


Tim Atkin (2018) - 96 pts

“It’s surely no coincidence that Boekenhoutskloof moved into its swanky new cellar in 2018, as the quality of most of its wines has gone up a notch. This comes from two excellent growers on the Helderberg and is wonderfully focused, layered and complex with some underlying grip, blackcurrant leaf top notes and some seasoning from 5% Cabernet Franc. 2022-30”

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Vinification notes

Grapes are hand-harvested and transported to our winery in Franschhoek and cooled before vinification. Each harvest-parcel is individually destemmed and crushed into tulip-shaped concrete tanks where they undergo a cold maceration period and spontaneous fermentation at temperatures between 27° and 30°. Frequent pump-overs and occasional delestage is performed to extract aromas, colour and tannins gently. After alcoholic fermentation, a prolonged malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in 225-litre barriques. The wine was matured on our OXOline system for 22 months in 60% new light toast, long seasoned French oak from our preferred coopers, Sylvain and Saury.