Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

$45.99
Item No. 90332
  • red wine
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WE94
  • 2002
  • WS88
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

This Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and elegant combining ripe cassis with attractive cedar and cigar box flavours. The silky tannins contribute to the generous weight on the palate and textural qualities. The extended oak maturation combined with big fruit tannins offer an austerity to this wine which suggests that the drinker will be rewarded by cellaring this wine over the next decade.

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The name Boekenhoutskloof comes from the Cape beech, or Kaapse boekenhout, a tree indigenous to Franschhoek and once used by the Cape Dutch for furniture making. It is pronounced, not easily, bok-un-hoatscloof. The winery's white-washed, Dutch-style farmhouse, dated 1771, once stood in an orchard; pears still plump up in the trees around it. Kent and his partners, including South...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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