This iconic wine estate is situated between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. With over 330 years of winemaking heritage, 2018 marks the release of the pinnacle of Boschendal’s wine portfolio – the Boschendal Heritage Collection.
A blend of 66% Shiraz, 12% Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc 11% and Cabernet Sauvignon 11% all grown in the Stellenbosch region.
Winemaker Richard Duckitt decided to add more complexity to the blend with the addition of two varietals, namely Petit Verdot for richness, Cabernet Sauvignon for and Cabernet Franc for racy structure. The grapes were harvested by hand and carefully sorted upon arrival at the cellar.
All 4 varietals are vinified separately and after malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, barrel maturation followed in a combination of new and older 300-litre barrels for 18 months. The wines were then blended and bottled in July 2016. ( 9000 bottles produced ).
The wine mesmerizes with a dark black-ruby colour, and first impression of berry and plum aromas layered with touches of spice. The entry on palate is rich, leading to sumptuous ripe mulberry, black cherry and cassis flavours etched with black pepper and oak spice. The finish is long and moreish, with tremendous texture and lingering fruit concentration. It is a taste immersion worth savouring, and returning to. A top-drawer wine for collectors – mature until 2025+. An excellent match for slow-roast lamb, roast or grilled beef and venison stew.