Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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The grapes for the Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 are hand-harvested, transported to the winery in Franschhoek and cooled before vinification. The grapes are from 2 vineyards, one is on the north-western slopes of the Helderberg mountain and the other on the south-eastern slopes of the Polkadraai Hills. Each harvest-parcel is individually destemmed and crushed into tulip-shaped concrete tanks where they undergo a cold maceration period and spontaneous fermentation at temperatures between 27° and 30°. Frequent pump-overs and occasional delestage is performed to extract aromas, colour and tannins gently. After alcoholic fermentation, a prolonged malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in 225-litre barriques. The wine was matured on an OXOline system for 22 months in 60% new light toast, long seasoned French oak from coopers Sylvain and Saury. Bottled at 14.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: The nose is delicate, slightly dusty and very alluring with ample dark fruit, graphite and pencil lead aromas and hints of sandalwood, tobacco, anise and bay leaf creating complexity. 

Palate: The palate is smooth and lithe with layers of juicy blueberry and classic cassis flavours balanced with smoky, earthy nuances. The wine is juicy and supple with attractive acidity to balance and enough fullness and complexity on the mid-palate. It is classic in style, pliant and opulent, yet textured and elegant with its lush, smooth, cocoa-powdery tannin structure.

Finish: The finish is long and herbaceous with beautiful, focused cedar oak nuances – a mouth-watering wine with finesse and class.

Located in the furthest corner of the Franschhoek valley, Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. In 1993 the farm was bought by winemaker and current Managing Director, Marc Kent along with several business partners. A new vineyard planting programme was established and in 1996 the first vintage of Boekenhoutskloof was produced from a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard that is still in production today. In 2020, Boekenhoutskloof Winery was awarded John Platter’s award for Winery of the Year.

Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2018