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Goedhuis, January 2022
An elegant, restrained nose of lime flower, lanolin and flint with some peachy undertones. There is a subtle waxiness on the palate which gives depth to the stone fruits and blossom and a soothing, yet taut acidity holds everything in place perfectly. This is so delicately oaked and the use of some concrete eggs in maturation gives a sumptuous, leesy richness. The finish is complex, limey and very long. Drink 2022-2028.
Neal Martin, November 21,
The 2019 Sémillon, one of my favorite cuvées from this producer, has a wonderful bouquet of peach skin and orange blossom scents, all extremely well defined. The balanced palate offers superb concentration on the entry, flavors of praline mixed with citrus fruit and almond, and an almost resinous note toward the finish. It’s tempting to drink this now, but it deserves 3–5 years in bottle. Drink 2024-2040.
Tim Atkin, November 21,
This world-class Semillon combines fruit from three sites in Franschhoek, planted in 1902, 1936 and 1942. Three per cent Muscat adds a touch of orange marmalade to the leesy, flinty, lanolin and struck match palate. Less oaky than in the past and all the better for it. Long and complex. 2022-2029.
Platter's Wine Guide, November 21,
From old vineyards (some date to 1902), concentrated, flavour-packed 2019 shows naartjies, lime zest, quince supported by toasty oak (70% new neutral, 30% ‘egg’ amphora component). Waxy texture, perfume hint from 3% muscat d’Alexandrie. Will get better better.
Located east of Cape Town in a remote corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, Boekenhoutskloof is one of South Africa’s most revered wineries. Although the estate has been in existence since 1776, it wasn’t until talented young winemaker, Marc Kent, bought the property back in 1993 that Boekenhoutskloof started to see its stock rise; in the last decade the estate has twice been voted Winery of the Year by distinguished South African journalist John Platter. Restoring the vineyard to its former glory, the new owners established plantings of European varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Grenache. While Boekenhoutskloof is better known for its exceptional red wines, the estate also produces a sumptuous white from old vine Sémillon, as well as a few cases of their Noble Late Harvest – a celestial sweet wine made in the mould of a Sauternes.
Modest in size, but big in stature, the Franschhoek region of South Africa has a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the country. Afrikaans for ‘French corner’, there is a heavy European influence in this small valley, which can be found in the wines produced here. While Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are the main grapes behind Franschhoek’s full-bodied reds, the region also produces some exceptional whites from Semillon, as well as Sauternes-style sweet wines.