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Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

Boekenhoutskloof, Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

R465

47 in stock

Notes

'The Helderberg is to Stellenbosch, of course, what the Médoc is to Bordeaux: the home of Cabernet Sauvignon, and our duty was clear.’ – Marc Kent

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means 'ravine of the Boekenhout' (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.

Rounding out their well-defined regional offering is the relatively new Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016. Now in its third vintage, it is made in a more modern and accessible style. It offers plush fruit rounded out by attractive new oak. It is a wonderful expression of the vibrancy of Helderberg fruit.

Tasting note:
'A Cabernet that captures the power and density of Helderberg fruit, even from the cooler False Bay side, this includes 7% Cabernet Franc for perfume. Powerful and plush, with ripe blackberry and damson fruit and plenty of new wood. 2020-30' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2018, 93/100

'The 2016 Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Helderberg region and was matured in 60% new oak, the rest second-fill, for 18 months. It has a smoky, quite meaty bouquet, and the Cabernet Franc (8% of the blend) imparts a light bell pepper aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and a little chewy in the mouth, offering blackberry and cedar, then midway more red fruit than I anticipated, and a smooth finish. Drink over the next four to six years.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 89/100

'The Helderberg is to Stellenbosch, of course, what the Médoc is to Bordeaux: the home of Cabernet Sauvignon, and our duty was clear.’ – Marc Kent

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means 'ravine of the Boekenhout' (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.

Rounding out their well-defined regional offering is the relatively new Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016. Now in its third vintage, it is made in a more modern and accessible style. It offers plush fruit rounded out by attractive new oak. It is a wonderful expression of the vibrancy of Helderberg fruit.

Tasting note:
'A Cabernet that captures the power and density of Helderberg fruit, even from the cooler False Bay side, this includes 7% Cabernet Franc for perfume. Powerful and plush, with ripe blackberry and damson fruit and plenty of new wood. 2020-30' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2018, 93/100

'The 2016 Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Helderberg region and was matured in 60% new oak, the rest second-fill, for 18 months. It has a smoky, quite meaty bouquet, and the Cabernet Franc (8% of the blend) imparts a light bell pepper aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and a little chewy in the mouth, offering blackberry and cedar, then midway more red fruit than I anticipated, and a smooth finish. Drink over the next four to six years.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 89/100

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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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