A fantastic value from a world heritage site, sustainably farmed, packed with plush fruit and spice.
Estate: The Boekenhoutskloof estate was established in 1776 and is located in the corner of the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape of South Africa. Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree with its name meaning “ravine of the Boekenhout”. In 1993 new owners [a group of businessmen including wine distributer Vinimark owner Tim Rands] set about transforming the 20 hectares of vineyards with sustainable methods, along with new cellars and equipment. With over 9,600 plant species, the estate lies within a world heritage site that contains one of most diverse plant kingdoms in the world. Due to the unique habitat, the estate focuses on restoration and preservation of the land, and actively participates in biodiversity and conservation initiatives.
Winemaking: The estate is certified sustainable. The grapes were sourced from low yielding vineyards, fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak before blending and bottling.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of candied cherry, woods and peppery allspice. Dense black cherry and plum flavours were complimented by floral hints, whilst soft tannins, crushed black peppercorn, oak and chocolate elements lingered invitingly between each sip
66% Syrah, 32% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier
Matured and Bottled by Boekenhoutskloof
Enjoy now thru 2015
Rated 88 points by Wine Spectator