Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek 2017

£39.00 inc VAT per bottle
was £50.00 inc VAT
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A brooding nose entices with its abundance of black- and blueberry aromas and hints of cigar box and tobacco spiciness. The palate is exceptionally full and round, yet precise with the crème de cassis, black currant and Cedar wood of the nose following through with notes of pencil shavings, red
capsicum, tealeaf and subtle cloves. Grainy tannins and a perfect acidity balance the dark berry fruit on a rich mid-palate, suggesting significant ageing protentional. The finish is smooth and complex with its offering of red liquorice, fennel bulb and exotic spice and an impressive length. "Our intention was 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 full, rich character and deep flavours offered by the vintage. We opted for gentle vinification to avoid huge, monstrous wines. Grapes were picked by hand into small lug boxes, bunch sorted with berry selection and gently destalked. The grapes underwent a cold maceration in traditional concrete vessels and then fermented at temperatures between 27° and 30°C with frequent pump-overs to extract aromas, colour and tannins. After alcoholic fermentation a prolonged malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in 225 litre barriques. The wine was matured in French oak from our preferred coopers, Sylvain and Saury."
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£234.00 inc VAT

CASE SIZE: 6 BOTTLES
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QTY: 6 BOTTLES
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Wine info
Country:
Alcohol:
14.5%
Region:
Volume:
750 ml
Type:
Drink now?:
Now - 2025
Winery:
Winemaker:
Marc Kent
Grape:
Grape %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon