BoekenhoutskloofStellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Product code: 10574
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Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is a sensational South African wine characterised by an opulent blend of dark plum, cherry, and tobacco undertones. Masterfully crafted from Stellenbosch's finest vineyards, it offers an aromatic profile of ripe blackcurrants, dark chocolate, and hints of oak. On the palate, this wine boasts big, bold flavours with a delightful concentration of fruit and velvety tannins that result in a sophisticated, lingering finish. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to Boekenhoutskloof's dedication to producing top-quality wines and showcases the vibrant complexity of South African winemaking. An elegant choice for any occasion.
The nose intrigues with its aromas of black currant, dark cherry, graphite and exotic spice. The entry is smooth and subtle, with a firm, focused palate showing flavours of blackberry, perfumed black tea, oregano and hints of cedar. The mid-plate is linear and elegant with exquisite structure and fine-grained, supple tannins. Vibrant yet integrated acidity and a charcoal-edged texture create complexity in an exceptionally balanced wine. Blueberry, pencil lead and bay leaf linger on a fresh, precise finish with hints of cocoa.
About the Winery
Nestled in the heartland of the South African Franschhoek Valley, the Boekenhoutskloof winery is a hidden gem amidst an ocean of vast vineyards. Its name, which is as intriguing as its wines, is bestowed in honour of the indigenous Cape Beech tree heavily present in the area. This winery is renowned for its mastery in cultivating a diversified assortment of grape varietals, each one meticulously tended to, mirroring a marriage of traditional winemaking values with innovative viticulture.
Celebrated for its exceptional offerings, the wines crafted at Boekenhoutskloof are a masterclass on their own. The winery is particularly lauded for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and a proprietary red blend named 'The Chocolate Block' which have all earned repeated critical acclaim. It's also known for crafting distinguished Sauvignon Blancs and Semillons characterised by their unique, tasting profiles and commendable aging potential.
At the heart of Boekenhoutskloof’s operations is the belief that good wine is born from good terroir. As such the winery’s utmost care is reserved for their vineyards, with emphasis placed on sustainable farming methods. The winery also boasts a biodiversity conservation programme, protecting the delicate flora in the surrounding areas. Visitors to Boekenhoutskloof are encouraged on guided tours across this verdant expanse, allowing them to experience the vineyard’s enchanting beauty first hand.
But the efforts of Boekenhoutskloof extend far beyond just making fine wines; they are also deeply committed to community development. A significant portion of their proceeds are dedicated towards education and upliftment of local communities emphasizing their ethos of giving back to society.
In summary, Boekenhoutskloof winery is much more than a winery. It's a celebration of heritage, nature, and undeniably, great wine. Its reverence for the environment and commitment to cultivating world-class wines, aptly embodies the spirit of South African winemaking. A visit to Boekenhoutskloof, is then, nothing less than a journey through the culture, soul and lifeblood of the Franschhoek Valley.