2018 Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon
The nose is delicate, slightly dusty and very alluring with ample dark fruit, graphite and pencil lead aromas and hints of sandalwood, tobacco, anise and bay leaf creating complexity. The palate is so smooth and lithe with layers of juicy blueberry and classic cassis flavours balanced with smoky, earthy nuances. The wine is juicy and supple with attractive acidity to balance and enough fullness and complexity on the mid-palate. It is classic in style, pliant and opulent, yet textured and elegant with its lush, smooth, cocoa-powdery tannin structure. The finish is long with beautiful, focused cedar oak nuances – a mouth-watering wine with finesse and class. This was voted Platter's 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon of the year.