Platter's – 4,5 Stars, Tim Atkin Report: Top Rated – 94 Points
BoekenhoutskloofStellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Our Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from various sites on the north-westerly facing slopes of the Helderberg mountain range. The prevailing soil types were a combination of decomposed granite, Table Mountain sandstone and “koffieklip”.
The nose intrigues with its aromas of black currant, dark cherry, graphite and exotic spice. The entry is smooth and subtle, with a firm, focused palate showing flavours of blackberry, perfumed black tea, oregano and hints of cedar. The mid-plate is linear and elegant with exquisite structure and fine-grained, supple tannins. Vibrant yet integrated acidity and a charcoal-edged texture create complexity in an exceptionally balanced wine. Blueberry, pencil lead and bay leaf linger on a fresh, precise finish with hints of cocoa.