Boekenhoutskloof Sémillon 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Franschhoek
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Tasting notes:
'Grapes from three different Semillon vineyards, planted in 1902, 1936 and 1942 respectively, plus 2% Muscat d’Alexandrie from a 1902 vineyard. One-third of the Semillon fermented and matured for 14 months in concrete egg, two thirds in new barrique; the Muscat in amphorae. An immensely complex nose with a floral top note before citrus and peach plus some bread-like character, a little waxiness and spice. The palate is relatively lean and fresh (alcohol: 13.8%) while also managing to be gently grippy on the finish. This has a terrific tension about it and should age with benefit.' – Christian Eedes,, 96/100

'Three different Franschhoek vineyards, planted in 1902, 1936 and 1942, make up the blend of this impressive, ageworthy Semillon, fermented in 80% new wood and blended with 3% Muscat d'Alexandrie. Waxy, broad and textured at first on the palate, with prominent wood spice, it tightens on the finish, coming over all crisp and grapefruity. Drink 2020-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100

'Old vines (planted 1902, 1936 & 1942) with dash muscat d’Alexandrie (1902) for 2017. Expressive & generous, with refined lemon, lime, stonefruit & beeswax aromas & flavours. Regal & textured, sublime. Natural ferment, 80% in new oak, rest concrete ‘eggs’.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

Alc: 13.85% | RS: 2.2 g/L | TA: 5.0 g/L | PH: 3.4

About Boekenhoutskloof:
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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Condition New
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Sémillon
Rating CE 96
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