“Green-edged, a touch hard, stone fruits and green pineapple to the attack and finish. Creamy apricot on the mid-palate, with pops of honeysuckle and fennel. A touch warm on the finish, it’s still knitting together but reflects the varieties well, whilst having interest. Mostly sourced from Swartland. Drinking Window 2021 - 2023”-DM
“The nose is bold, intense, and rich with its stone fruit aroma of cling peach, nectarine, yellow plum, and gentle whiffs of angelica, spice, and fresh ginger. The palate is focused and balanced, with yellow apple flavors, honeydew melon, papaya, poached pear, and hints of dragon fruit and lime adding to its complexity. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, and vibrant with zesty yet integrated acidity. It is clean and dry on the mid-palate, with notes of crisp green apple and tangerine lingering on a refreshing finish.”-Winemaker Notes
“Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farm’s 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 there’s 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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