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Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2017

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About this Wine

We visited the new cellar twice last year, tasting through this stunning range. A combination of choices: better vineyards, ageing in foudres rather than barriques, using the brilliant SA winemaker Gottfried Mocke, formerly of Chamonix, and an amazing new cellar, have resulted in Boekenhoutskloof wines being the best they've ever been.

Tasting notes

The Syrah is amazing and the Cabernet will cruise past most of the top Cape Cabs in the cellar in the next few years. This is a great time to buy. They are easily some of the best value high end red wines in the world.


“The open, expressive bouquet features blackberry, bilberry, iris and touches of brown spice and meat juices. The palate is medium-bodied with quite gentle tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Much more elegant in style, partly because the fruit is no longer sourced from Wellington sites. The 20-30% whole bunch works really well here, delivering fine delineation on the finish and white pepper and hints of sage on the aftertaste. Excellent.”
Neal Martin
“Using fruit from two exceptional Swartland sources - Goldmine and mostly Porseleinberg - this foudre-aged Syrah is fresh, subtle and intensely aromatic, as schist Syrahs often tend to be. Complex, floral and refined with remarkable freshness and palate length. 2020-28.”
Tim Atkin SA Report 2018
“This was the second vintage to be all Swartland fruit. The first vintage made by Gottfried Mocke, all aged in foudres. Very deep blackish crimson. Tobacco nose and savoury. Polished and tangy. Complete and pure (Marc Kent admits that this is much purer than anything he made). Savoury and appetising, it finishes very chewy, fresh and lively in the way we have come to associate, rightly or wrongly, with wine grown on schist. Very 21st century!”
Jancis Robinson MW

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