Boekenhoutskloof is the magical little wine farm where they raise the bar when it comes to creating some of the South Africas finest wines. It is also where they produce four much-loved brands: Boekenhoutskloof, The Chocolate Block, Porcupine Ridge and The Wolftrap. As you make your way into Franschhoek you will notice that most of the farms still bear their original French names, some complete with a spectacular Cape Dutch homestead, towering oaks and rolling vineyards. You will find an array of cellars, ranging from quaint boutique wineries that cater for those in search of something unique, to the large cellars that offer visitors organised tours and tastings. The fertile Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to some of South Africa’s noble cultivars and classic styles. These range from superb whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, to the full-bodied reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
The wine is vibrant ruby red in colour. A complex nose offers an array of classic black and red berry fruit with whiffs of prune, fig, truffle, cigar box, smoke and graphite. The black cherry, blueberry and brambles of the nose follows through onto a
The nose entices with aromas of lemon verbena, grapefruit, crème fraiche and lime zest. The palate shows flavours of white peach and ripe mandarin orange with the lemon curd of the nose following through with vibrant, yet integrated, acidity. The w
Although at first relatively shy, the nose displays a melange of fruit salad with aromas of greengage, fresh lime, yellow apple, green melon - even whiffs of angelica and lemon verbena - creating complexity. The tropical character follows through ont
The nose is opulent and entices with its dark and red berry fruit profile, showing black cherry, redcurrant, ripe plum and fruitcake aromas with whiffs of marzipan, baking spices, cloves and cured meat. The rich berry nose follows through onto vibran
The nose is delicate and saline, but intrigues with its apple blossom, green melon, and stone fruit aromas and gentle whiffs of dill, lime, grapefruit and nettles. The palate is smooth and textured and surprises with its intensity of green and tropic
The wine is vivid purple on appearance and the nose shows a classic abundance of violets and spice. Intense aromas of blackberries, black cherry, ripe plums and brambles create an intriguing nose. The dark berry fruit of the nose follows through onto