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Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Alwyn van der Merwe

Director of Investments

Having just done a cabernet franc tasting with wine guru Neil Pendock, I’ve been keen to taste its sibling and better-known standalone cultivar, the cabernet sauvignon, to reconfirm why this wine is so popular when well made.


Outside of the Stellenbosch region, one of the producers that has a reputation of making premium quality cabernet sauvignon is Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek. Although the 2014 vintage was regarded as a difficult year, this producer was once again successful in converting the grapes in the cellar to a top-quality product in the bottle.

The nose presents itself with red stone fruit and cassis, still with the subtle presence of vanilla flavours. The palate is complex with blackcurrant, spice tobacco and an undertone of fynbos and nuttiness. However, it’s the richness and complexity in terms of the ‘mouth-feel’ that makes it special. The fine tannin structure provides this wine with energy and ‘tension’.

The Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 will undoubtedly reward those with the patience to cellar it and enjoy it at a time when all these elements are in optimum balance. It’s just the thing for a smart wine investment.

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