With fruit sourced 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, this is a beautiful wine. It will keep for many years, and is a collector’s item, but gosh it’s delicious now too.
Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making, as featured on their beautiful labels. A formidable set up extensively restored in the last 30 years, with Marc Kent at the helm, Gottfried Mocke in the cellar, and South Africa's best farmer without doubt, Callie Louw looking after vines, the Boekenhoutskloof range is better than ever.
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