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Boekenhoutskloof and Porseleinberg 2019 New Release Offer

Boekenhoutskloof and Porseleinberg 2019 New Release Offer

10% off any six bottle or more.*

We were really pleased a couple of weeks ago to do a ‘Zoom’ tasting of Boekenhoutskloof’s new 2019 vintages with the legendary Marc Kent and wine journalist Tim Aitkin talking us through the wines with the odd story thrown in.

Boekenhoutskloof has always been a South African favourite of ours and I fondly remember sticking the labels on the 2008 vintage for a dinner we held, the wines were that new into the UK. Anyway not sure Marc would have given me a job as getting then straight is not as easy as you would think!

Firstly the 2019 vintage came after three drought years and the grapes got some welcome rain this year. All in all perhaps not as powerful as recent vintages but the 2019’s are approachable and elegant.  The second thing we took from the tasting was the new winery they have built has and will clearly take Boekenhoutskloof onto another level. Lastly Gottfried Mocke was brought in as head-winemaker from Chamonix Vineyards and he has started to stamp his mark, not wanting to use 100% new oak and reducing the alcohols by picking a little earlier. Marc himself was the first to admit the wines have gone up a notch.

Anyway such is the buzz around the estate at the moment I don’t think it will be long before they go onto full allocation to us. South Africa’s Platter’s Guide awarded the 2018 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon (We still have some bottles left) the best Cabernet Sauvignon, an award given to only one wine of its type in South Africa. Decanter magazine also made the 2018 Syrah (we still have some bottles left) one of their wines of the year. We expect the 2019’s to get similar attention!

Offer expires 28th February 2022

2019 Boekenhoutskloof Semillon £34.99 £31.49 per bottle when buying six or more (can be mixed).

Sourced from three sites in Franschhoek, planted in 1902, 1936 and 1942 this is a full-bodied wine with concentration and structure and awesome complexity. It’s given a little lift with the addition of a splash of Muscat. It’s drinking great now but with great potential for ageing.

2019 Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon £44.99. £40.49 per bottle when buying six or more (can be mixed)

Beautiful black fruit characteristics and minerality and graphite like profile derived from three vineyards on the Helderberg and one in the Polkadraai Hills. The combination of soil, aspect and the maritime influence from False Bay all play their part. This is the most elegant vintage of this wine we have tasted. Amazingly can be drunk now but will age.

2019 Boekenhoutskloof Syrah £44.99. £40.49 per bottle when buying six or more (can be mixed)

Sourced from Swartland farms, namely Porseleinberg and Goldmine. These vineyards grow on the rocky bedrock, so stoney they need drills to plant new vines. The resulting wine is perfumed, lots of dark fruit, the tannins adding structure and the acidity adding freshness. The wine has a wonderful sprinkle of white pepper. Try and hang onto this because as good as it is now it will get better.

2019 Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon £44.99. £40.49 per bottle when buying six or more (can be mixed)

Picked from a few sites around Franschhoek including their own vineyard close to the winery. Classic dark berry fruit exceptional tannins and a wonderful natural acidity. A small amount of Cabernet Franc is added to give a subtle herbaceous angle. This is often picked before the Stellenbosch Cabernet and certainly more restrained. These wines will age really well and will clearly do 10 years plus.

2019 Porseleinberg Syrah £61.99. £55.79 per bottle when buying six or more (can be mixed)  

Porseleinberg is owned by Boekenhouskloof and only fruit from this site is used to make the wine. Following the purchase of this brutally inhospitable vineyard Callie Louw was bought in as vigneron and winemaker. Callie almost runs this single-handedly, he plants the vines (they needed some seriously heavy machinery to be able to drill through the slate and rock), he looks after the vineyard, makes the wine, he even debossed his own labels with an old fashioned printing press in the cellar. This is a stunning wine, full of white pepper and spice. Lots of tannin structure so does need a little time but the patient will be rewarded with a world class wine.

Feel free to contact us if you would like more information or to order call us on 01423 522270 or email andy@harrogatewines.com

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