Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Franschhoek
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‘The Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon contains 10% Cabernet Franc and comes from four sites in the valley. Picked a week before the Stellenbosch bottling, it's fresher, gentler and lighter in style, with floral top notes, chocolatey oak, granular tannins and a spicy, herbal, lifted finish. 2023-31' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 95/100

‘The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek is well defined on the nose, presenting blackberry, wild hedgerow and hints of black truffle intermingling with bell pepper aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannins and fine acidity, quite austere toward the finish at the moment, yet fresh and simply needing bottle age. There is something almost Cabernet Franc about this blend, even though that variety comprises just 5% of the total. Still, this feels accomplished.’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100

'Generous 2019 indulges with blackcurrants, mulberries, hints of tobacco & coffee, framed by fine tannins & seamless oak, 80% new, 22 months, adding vanilla & toasty spice. Home-farm & 70% from long-term partner vineyard. Spontaneous ferment in concrete tanks, as all reds unless noted.' – Platter’s Guide, 5* (95/100)

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Gottfried Mocke
Alcohol 14.86%
Body Full-bodied
Blend information 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating TA 95
Technical analysis RS: 2.40 g/l | TA: 5.40 | PH: 3.79
Producer information Boekenhoutskloof, located in the Franschhoek valley, was established in 1776 and gets its name 'Boekenhout' from an indigenous Beech tree. Boekenhoutskloof, managed by Marc Kent, describes themself as a Syrah specialist. They have various brands within their portfolio including Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. Their efforts in conservation can be seen through initiatives they have taken-on in their farm and surrounding areas. They are also a founding member of the Franschhoek Mountain Conservancy.
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