This brand new release is an addition to the Boekenhoutskloof range of wines, a Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a variety that’s deeply significant for Boekenhoutskloof. Twenty years ago, their very first wine was a Cabernet from a single vineyard on slopes lower down their home Valley. Since then, Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon, always from this same vineyard (supplemented by a little Cabernet Franc in recent vintages), has achieved Platter’s Five Star rating no fewer than 9 times, making it one of the Cape’s most celebrated offerings.
In 2009 Boekenhoutskloof made a significant investment in the Helderberg area, with the acquisition of the historic Helderberg Winery. The Helderberg is to Stellenbosch, of course, what the Médoc is to Bordeaux: the home of Cabernet Sauvignon, and their duty was clear. For a few years they worked experimentally, making wines from different parcels of vines off the slopes of this famous wine-growing mountain. At last they were satisfied, and are now delighted to introduce the maiden
Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, from the 2014 vintage.
Grapes selected from various NW-facing Helderberg Mountain parcels, where decomposed granite, Table Mountain sandstone and ‘koffieklip’ soils offer a classic influence. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc, matured for 20m in 60% new Sylvain and Saury oak.
“ Excellent deep ruby-garnet colour. Intense nose, very Pauillac in profile – blackcurrants, blueberries and huge depth. On the complex palate this is all confirmed, with super nuances of oak vanilla in the background and ripe, supple tannins, excellent balance and length. An outstanding wine for maturation until 2030+” C