Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2018

Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2018

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The nose is delicate and elegant with its grapefruit, greengage, chamomile and apple blossom aromas and whiffs of exotic spice. The floral character of the nose follows through onto a richly textured mid-palate, showing yellow peach, poached pear and nectarine against a backdrop of fresh mandarin and green fig flavours with integrated acidity and a full body. The ripe stone fruit character adds to the complexity on the palate and the spicy finish with hints of fenugreek, black cardamom and Cape fynbos complements a very balanced wine.

Country: South Africa

Region: Franschhoek Valley

Grapes: Semillon (96%), Sauvignon Blanc (4%)

ABV: 13.5%

Great with Cape Malay dishes such as beef baboti - a well-known South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping.

Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2020
“Boekenhoutskloof’s Semillon is the only wine that Gottfried Mocke makes from a
flat vineyard – and what a site it is, planted in 1902 on François Malherbe’s farm.
Blended with a 40% contribution from much steeper La Colline, it’s subtly wooded,
with lanolin, citrus and some stony sap, lovely balance and just a hint of extra perfume
from a splash of Muscat d’Alexandrie. 2021-28”
- 95 Points

Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2021
“Glorious 2018 walks delicate line between classic orange peel, wax & dried herb
flavours shining through subtle oaking & edged with the zesty acidity of truly
venerable vines (oldest dating back to 1902). 4% muscat d’Alexandrie, all naturally
fermented (like most of these wines). An infant, lots more to come.”
- 4.5 Stars & 93 Points

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