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2016 Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon "Stellenbosch"

Boekenhoutskloof 2016 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Boekenhoutskloof

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stellenbosch"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon & 6% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $69

Cases produced: 3,333

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 10, 2020

Wine Review: This inky midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa opens with a mild black currant bouquet with a hint of cedar and balsamic. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild smoked meat and blackberry blend with notes of gentle cedar, black currant, boysenberry, earthy minerality and black tea towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well-managed. This well-made South African Cab would pair nicely with Kansas City style barbecue brisket burnt ends. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose is complex and alluring, offering red currant, black cherry and red plum aromas with whiffs of Herbes de Provence, Cape fynbos and clay dust. The red stone fruit of the nose follows through with flavors of youngberry, boysenberry, and notes of lead pencil, pipe tobacco, and tea leaf on a smooth palate. Fine-grained powdery tannins contribute to a certain nervosité on the mid-palate, juxtaposed against the opulence of fragrant fruit, firm acidity and smoky cedarwood undertones from integrated French oak. Vibrant berry fruit persists on a clean, focused finish.

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