Wine Spectator 87
This shows light notes of cantaloupe and elderflower, with vibrant acidity imparting lift and balance. Savory herbal and mineral accents mark the moderate finish. Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc.-WS
Anthony Dias Blue 88
A charming blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Grenache Blanc; fresh, juicy and herbal with racy acidity and minerals; the price is right.-ADB
A bold nose entices with its abundance of nectarine, peach melba, and stewed apple aromas with delicate whiffs of lemon meringue. The white peach character of the nose follows through onto the mid-palate with flavors of lemon verbena, quince, and chives. The palate is soft, smooth, and medium-bodied yet with vibrant, integrated acidity. The wine has a slightly spicy finish with hints of nettles, flint, and preserved lemons.
Blend: 38 Viognier, 32 Chenin Blanc, 30 Grenache Blanc-Winemaker Notes
Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farms name means ravine of the Boekenhout (pronounced Bookn-Howed). The Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, and Viognier. Today, Marc Kent is the owner, chief winemaker, and driving force behind the dynamic farm.
The Story of the Seven Chairs
The Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for making fine furniture. The Boekenhoutskloof label features seven chairs; amongst them the country-style split splat chair made in the neo-classical style with a shouldered top rail and the thonged seat from the late 18th century. Then theres the Sandveld chair that has two back rails and a thonged seat which made its appearance in the second quarter of the 19th century. The transitional Tulbagh chair was made in the late 18th century; it has a plain back and a shaped top rail with half-round opening. The chairs on the wine labels all pay tribute to the skills of the 18th century craftsmen and their achievements in creating beauty from natural sources, just like the pursuit of fine winemaking.-Winery Notes
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