Boekenhout es un árbol autóctono del Cabo muy apreciado para la elaboración de mobiliario fino. En la etiqueta del vino se pueden ver siete sillas históricas, que rinden homenaje a las habilidades de los artesanos del siglo XVIII en la creación de una belleza que parte de fuentes naturales. Un paralelismo interesante para este tinto, elaborado mayoritariamente con uva Cabernet sauvignon y con un pequeño porcentaje de Cabernet franc que deleita a quien lo prueba.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Tasted alongside the Stellenbosch Cabernet, this shows a darker, warmer, more generous fruit profile. This vintage features an increased proportion of grapes from organic estate vineyards – including all of the 11% Cabernet Franc in the blend – as well as neighbouring fruit. Forward aromas of bramble and vanilla spice continue on the dense palate, which is lifted by brisk acidity and menthol freshness. Matured for 22 months (down from 27 months) in lightly toasted barriques, 80% new (down from 100%).
Aromas of mulberries, dark plums, dried thyme, bay leaves and cigar box. Medium-to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Structured, yet balanced with bright acidity. Polished and very pretty. Drink or hold.
Opening to a juicy and expressive nose, the 2018 Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon has 11% Cabernet Franc blended into the mix and offers aromas of redcurrant and cassis, dusty blackberry and cherry skin, subtle tones of baked clay, river rock and sweet oak spice. Medium to full-bodied, the wine has a pleasurable palate with flavors of dark plum and cherry before a growing tannic edge expresses on the mid-palate. With a long, lingering and juicy conclusion, lasting expressions of bitter black tea, juicy tobacco and dried leather sway with dusty red fruit tones. The grapes were destemmed and underwent spontaneous fermentation in concrete vats before spending 22 months in French oak barrels. 15,000 bottles were filled.