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Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon

Boekenhoutskloof - Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

South Africa
Red Wine from Paarl · South Africa
Price: £49.95
Case Rate: £49.95
Ex Tax: £33.33
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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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Rating 93 pts  Vinous/Antonio Galloni
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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
Decanter (2018) - 94 pts
Platter's South African Wine Guide (2018) - 5 stars
Tim Atkin (2018) - 95 pts

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