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Boekenhoutskloof - Franschhoek 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
Limited Stock: (14 btls)
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93 pts  Vinous/Antonio Galloni
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

Wine tasting notes

The 2018 Franschhoek vintage was solid in all respects, with harvest commencing toward the end of March—cold winter and spring conditions followed by a hot and dry ripening period. Cooler nighttime temperatures prolonged the Cabernet Sauvignon hang times, resulting in elegant and perfumed wines with perfect physiologically ripe fruit profile. We again opted to blend in a tiny percentage Cabernet Franc (11%) from our old vineyard on the farm, contributing subtle fragrance and finesse to the dark fruit spectrum. We intended to create a textbook claret and to respect the signature Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet style. We worked with a classic dark berry fruit profile and managed to capture the vintage's full, rich character and deep flavours.

Expert reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2018) - 93 pts

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek, matured for 22 months in 80% new French barriques, has a fresh, marine-influenced bouquet that I feel has a little more complexity than the Stellenbosch. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, lightly spiced with black pepper and bay leaf, and very focused, leading to a bright and quite structured finish. This has more class and nuance than its Stellenbosch counterpart - Neal Martin


Decanter (2018) - 94 pts

Tasted alongside the Stellenbosch Cabernet, this shows a darker, warmer, more generous fruit profile. This vintage features an increased proportion of grapes from organic estate vineyards – including all of the 11% Cabernet Franc in the blend – as well as neighbouring fruit. Forward aromas of bramble and vanilla spice continue on the dense palate, which is lifted by brisk acidity and menthol freshness. Matured for 22 months (down from 27 months) in lightly toasted barriques, 80% new (down from 100%) - Tina Gellie


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

Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2021 – “Classic, complex 2018 surrounds elegant tannic backbone with stylishly draped blackcurrant, blackberry & warm tar. 80% new French oak adds vanilla & cedar notes, crisp acidity gives measure & pace. Dash cab franc added for freshness & texture, as in also-stellar 2017 (4.5 stars, 94 pts). Home-farm & 70% brought-in fruit.


Tim Atkin (2018) - 95 pts

Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2020 – “It’s not easy making Bordeaux blends of this quality in Franschhoek, but Gottfried Mocke’s cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon with 11% Cabernet Franc is a fresh, elegant, nuanced delight. Granular, refined and easily handling its 80% new wood, this is herbal rather than green with lovely lift and freshness. 2022-28”

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