Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek vs Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

By , 26 October 2022

Boekenhoutskloof speak of 2019’s long hang-times facilitating optimal flavour development. This extra time the grapes spent on the vine also seems to have resulted in wines of particular concentration and texture in both the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch iterations of Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting notes and ratings as follows:

Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Price: R495
Includes 10% Cabernet Franc. Matured for 22 months in French oak, 80% new.

The nose is extremely pretty with notes of violets, musk and some leafiness before red and black berries plus oak spice. Good fruit definition, bright acidity and fine tannins – medium bodied but simultaneously has a succulence about it. Lovely detail, the finish long and dry.

CE’s rating: 94/100.

Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Price: R495
Includes 5% Cabernet Franc. Matured for 22 months in French oak, 75% new. Heady aromatics of red and black berries, floral perfume, incense, vanilla and cocoa. The palate is plush and smooth textured – the fruit density is impressive, but some might find it short of freshness.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

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