Boekenhoutskloof, Noble Late Harvest, Franschoek, South Africa (half bottle)

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SKU
200059

Nuances of ripe stone fruit and minerality on the palate, allied with honeyed richness, a creamy texture and refreshing acidity to balance.

£23.00
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SKU 200059
ABV 11.00%

Boekenhoutskloof's Noble Late Harvest is a superbly balanced sweet wine, combining rich, sweet flavours with refreshing acidity. The grapes for the Noble Late Harvest come from a unique vineyard situated on the banks of the Franschhoek River, which has the perfect climate for the proliferation of the fungus Botrytis cinerea. A careful selection process with several successive tries is done in the vineyard to select noble rot grapes as botrytis infected bunches are paramount in making great Noble Late Harvest.

"The focus of classic botrytized wine is evident with the 2016 Noble Late Harvest Sémillon, which begins with dried apricot with honey, sun-kissed raisins, spice tones of ginger and saffron, newly bloomed flower blossoms and honeysuckle. The palate is loaded with texture and weight and has an unctuous and lusciously sweet core that exudes orange marmalade and exotic spices. It is soft and focused on the long-lingering, sweet finish. This is a fine wine, and only four barrels were produced. This is special stuff, as the berries were selected over several passes. Once the hand-selected berries were inside the winery, they were then basket pressed over a two-day period. The sticky goodness was then barrel fermented and allowed to settle by way of gravity. 2,400 demi-bottles were made."robertparker.com

94 Points - Anotnio Galloni

Vibrant gold colour. Classic botrytis character on the nose; subtle notes of peach and orange blossom, ripe yellow fruits and flowers. Nuances of ripe stone fruit and minerality on the palate, allied with honeyed richness, a creamy texture and refreshing acidity to balance.

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