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Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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£44.00

Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon from the exceptional 2019 vintage is an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with a dash of Cabernet Franc for fragrance and finesse

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Wine Style

Red Wine, Smooth Elegant Red

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Wine Region

Franschhoek

Country

South Africa

ABV

14.80%

Oaked

Yes

Cork

Yes

Lifestyle

Vegan, Organic

Volume

75cl

Drink By

2030

Description

Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 benefited from a great vintage with dry autumn conditions and cooler night temperatures which prolongs the Cabernet Sauvignon hanging time and leads to elegance and perfumed wine with what Boekenhoutskloof describe as “classic claret-like fruit profiles”. About 10% Cabernet Franc was again added for extra fragrance and finesse. This wine will develop a little more over a few years but the warm vintage ensured that it is ready to drink now. Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 tastes divine – with complex layers of fruit, spice and mineral flavours – blackberries, blueberries, mulberries with nutmeg, clove, graphite (like the pencil aromas of St Julién Bordeaux) and a touch of dark chocolate. The wine has a super smooth texture and soft, rounded tannins, all-in-all very moreish!

 

The Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for making fine furniture. The Boekenhoutskloof label features seven chairs, in the words of the winery “to pay tribute to the skills of 18th century craftsmen and their achievements in creating beauty from natural sources, just like the pursuit of fine wine-making.” Marc Kent is the chief winemaker and driving force behind Boekenhoutskloof. He likes to experiment with the unconventional but his principal commitment is to quality.

How to enjoy this wine

This is a great food wine, though I prefer to savour it on its own. It matches well with beef (the rarer the better), lamb,  turkey, goose and game; also a good match for mushrooms, hard cheeses and mild blue cheeses.

 

Serve at 12 – 16°C

Producer's Notes

“Ample dark berry fruits show on a relatively shy but inviting nose, with a plethora of subtle spice, herbaceous aromas and fine floral nuances. Blackberries and dark cherries follow through onto a layered palate, with bright flavours of brambles, mulberries and red liquorice, and hints of graphite minerality, cedar spiciness and a gentle sous-bois character, creating utter complexity. A pure, crystalline fruit profile is perfectly balanced with bright freshness,  integrated acidity, and very fine-grained, cocoa-powdery tannins, all contributing to the wine’s sublime structure and exceptional depth. The mid-palate is vibrant, textured and lithe with a classic Bordeaux nervosité and silkiness. Blueberries, nutmeg and cloves linger on a sappy, pure finish.”

Awards

16.5 points     JancisRobinson.com     Sep 2019
“Blackish crimson. Strong cassis aroma. Very neat and nicely balanced and already broachable. Even with a very slight pinch on the end.”

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