Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
By Christian Eedes, 15 April 2014
Today is the tasting for the Sanlam Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2014 (previously the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report presented by Sanlam Private Investments) and by way of calibration, a bottle of Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (rated 5 Stars in the 2011 edition of Platter’s) with dinner last night.
Matured for 27 months in 100% new French oak and with an abv of 14.89%, it proved decadent drinking. Lots going on with notes of red and black fruit, tobacco and chocolate – more cocoa powder than Cadbury Dairy Milk. Extremely flavourful, well balanced and long – tannins expertly managed and the overall impression savoury rather than sweet. The first signs of development are also evident and I would say the wine is pretty much good to go.