The Boekenhoutskloof Semillon, their rare white, includes vines from the famous Malherbe vineyard in Franschoek, planted in 1902 and some in 1942, along with a small portion of Muscat d’Alexandrie, planted in 1902, is a beautiful wine.
It will keep for many years, and is a collector’s item. But it’s delicious now. I drank it last night as an aperitif and with smoked haddock, and it's exceptionally lovely and fine.
FROM THE PRESS
“Boekenhoutskloof’s Semillon is the only wine that Gottfried Mocke makes from a flat vineyard – and what a site it is, planted in 1902 on François Malherbe’s farm. Blended with a 40% contribution from much steeper La Colline, it’s subtly wooded, with lanolin, citrus and some stony sap, lovely balance and just a hint of extra perfume from a splash of Muscat’Alexandrie. 2021-28 - 95 Points”Tim Atkin
“Glorious 2018 walks delicate line between classic orange peel, wax & dried herb flavours shining through subtle oaking & edged with the zesty acidity of truly venerable vines (oldest dating back to 1902). 4% muscat d’Alexandrie, all naturally fermented (like most of these wines). An infant, lots more to come - 4.5 Stars & 93 Points”Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2021