Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2018 (6x75cl)

Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (6x75cl)

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  • Product Details :

    • Country : South Africa
    • Region : Coastal Region
    • Sub Region : NA
    • Type : Still
    • Year : 2018
    • Number of bottles in pack : 6
    • Bottle Size : 75cl
    • Pack Size : 6x75cl
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What the critcis say:

 

97 Points | Tim Atkin MW

Given that 80% of Boekenhoutskloof's Syrah now hails from Porseleinberg (the remainder is from Goldmine), it's no surprise that this is such an impressive wine. Fermented with 40% whole bunches, it's subtle, scented and almost delicate, with filigree tannins, rose petal top notes, some clove and nutmeg spice and a hint of oak. 2022-30

 

19+ / 20 Points | Matthew Jukes

I have never forgotten the 2000 vintage of this wine, which I wrote up in one of my books many moons ago. In the blink of an eye, the perfume on this 2018 vintage took me back to that great wine and while this label has been known to wander off into the forest in certain vintages, it is back with a brooding bang and loaded with Hermitage-like malevolence in 2018. With a melange of both red and black fruit tones and considerable aromatic lift on the nose, this is a Syrah with its feet firmly planted in the earth while its head is in the clouds such is the scale and majesty of its posture. Like the other reds in this vintage, the oak integration is near perfect and this allows the fruit to sing. If there is one wine to drink before the other reds, then this is it, and while it might be a criminal offence to drink this wine so young, I am sure you will break the law for a flavour as enthralling and all-encompassing as this one.

Boekenhoutskloof

"The wine that launched the modern Syrah revolution in South Africa"

- Tim Atkin MW 

Boekenhoutskloof is one of the huge success stories of South Africa. Spearheaded by Marc Kent who was instrumental in the ‘Swartland revolution’ placing the region and South African Syrah on the global fine wine map. In 2015, Marc was joined by Gottfried Mocke who helped push the boundaries even further. Tim Atkin MW awarded Gottfried the coveted South Africa's Winemaker of the Year in 2020 placing him amongst the country's best such as Eben Sadie.
 
All four wines speak for themselves with a distinct personality. Boekenhoutskloof’s Syrah has been accredited to launching the modern Syrah revolution in South Africa. It’s been described as “hermitage-like” and a wine “with its feet firmly planted in the earth while its head is in the clouds such is the scale and majesty of its posture” (Matthew Jukes MW). Boekenhoutskloof’s produces two Cabernet Sauvignon’s, one from Stellenbosch, the other from Franschhoek with the terroir of the former described as “the Pauillac of Stellenbosch” by Tim Atkin MW. Both Cabernet’s are classy sophisticated and comparable to great Bordeaux. The Semillon is world-class and incredibly unique having been grown from vines with over 100 years of age. Beautifully yellow in colour with complexities of orange marmalade, flint, waxy lees, and oak. The wines are consistently being awarded high scores by Platters Guide, Tim Atkin, and Vinous.

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