Boekenhoutskloof Sémillon 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Franschhoek
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'This world-class Semillon combines fruit from three sites in Franschhoek, planted in 1902, 1936 and 1942. Three per cent Muscat adds a touch of orange marmalade to the leesy, flinty, lanolin and struck match palate. Less oaky than in the past and all the better for it. Long and complex. 2022-29.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report, 96/100

'The 2019 Sémillon, one of my favorite cuvées from this producer, has a wonderful bouquet of peach skin and orange blossom scents, all extremely well defined. The balanced palate offers superb concentration on the entry, flavors of praline mixed with citrus fruit and almond, and an almost resinous note toward the finish. It’s tempting to drink this now, but it deserves 3–5 years in bottle.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100

'The nose is fresh and inviting with intense aromas of orange blossom, marmalade and jasmine and hints of potpourri, nettles and beeswax. Pure flavours of tangerine, honeysuckle, nectarine and notes of Cape fynbos, oregano and chamomile create a multi-layered palate, with soft, beautifully integrated acidity and subtle nuances of khaki bush and fenugreek from prolonged yet very gentle oaking, lending complexity and balance. The mid-palate is dry and richly textured, with a mouth-filling, lithe body and a vibrant, attractive mineral streak. The wine is arresting, precise and focused, yet elegant and smooth, with grapefruit, lemon curd and lime lingering on a clean, slightly saline, mouthwatering finish.' – Gottfried Mocke, Winemaker

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Gottfried Mocke
Alcohol 13.2%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 97% Sémillon and 3% Muscat d'Alexandrie
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Sémillon
Rating TA 96
Technical analysis RS: 2.60 g/l | TA: 5.50 g/l | pH: 3.34
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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