A blend of old vine vineyards including fruit from the famous La Colline vineyard in Franschhoek. Aromatics are delicate and dusty with hints of sapidity, yellow citrus, nectarine, white peach and a smattering of white pepper and sea breaze. The palate is full, fleshy, creamy and round with a lactic white chocolate notes, leesy biscuit, picante white stone fruits but also a fine line of crystalline acidity. Lovely textural breadth, balance and depth. Fabulous. 96/100 Greg Sherwood MW
Producer Information: Boekenhoutskloof
Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776 in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschoek. It is now one of the most celebrated of all South African wineries; voted winery of the year in 2012 by the influential South African journalist John Platter. The wineries recent fame dates from 1993 when new owners completely restored the vineyards and established new plantings.
As a producer, Boekenhoutskloof is a Syrah specialist, with its premium Boekenhoutskloof range selling out on release each vintage, and The Chocolate Block – a Syrah based blend – is probably the most successful new wine offering to come out of South Africa in the modern era. Marc Kent, with a commitment to the highest quality, runs the winery.