Boschendal Suzanne 2019
By Christian Eedes, 5 October 2021
Is Boschendal on a roll? So far this year, wines under this label have enjoyed significant success in our various blind tastings sponsored by financial services company Prescient, Jean Le Long Prestige Cuvée 2009 placing Top 10 in the Cap Classique Report with a rating of 92, Vin D’Or 2018 Top 10 in the Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report (92 points) and Black Angus 2018 Top 10 in the Prescient Signature Red Blend Report (91 points).
A new edition to the range is Suzanne 2019, named after Suzanne de Lanoy, wife of Boschendal’s Huguenot founder, Nicolas. It’s a blend of 54% Semillon and 46% Sauvignon Blanc, both components from Elgin, maturation lasting 11 months in mostly older 500-litre barrels. The nose shows quite a pronounced herbal note to go with lime and a little white peach while the palate has a good core of fruit and driving acidity. It comes across as rather youthful and another year or two will only do it good. Price: R240 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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