Boekenhoutskloof, Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa
Fine-grained, powdery tannins juxtaposed against the opulence of fragrant fruit, firm acidity and smoky cedar wood undertones from integrated French oak round things off on a long finish.
Boekenhoutskloof's Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Bordeaux meets cool climate New World style. Fruit for the Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from various sites on the north-westerly facing slopes of the Helderberg mountain range, where it derives its characteristic minerality and a classic graphite-like profile from the unique combination of soil type, high-altitude slopes with its specific aspect and the mild maritime influences from the cool False Bay coast.
"This Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is richer and fuller than the cooler Cabernet bottling from Franschhoek. The wine has a blackberry nose with complex nuances of black tea, worn leather and dark chocolate. The wine is full-bodied on the palate, with integrated oak expressions and rocky minerality, ending with a long finish. The warmth of Stellenbosch is clear and evident on the palate."robertparker.com
89 Points - robertparker.com
Complex and alluring nose, offering redcurrant, black cherry and red plum aromas with notes of Herbes de Provence. Youngberry, boysenberry fill the opulent mouth, with notes of lead pencil, pipe tobacco and tealeaf on a smooth palate. Fine-grained, powdery tannins juxtaposed against the opulence of fragrant fruit, firm acidity and smoky cedar wood undertones from integrated French oak round things off on a long finish.