Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

Price: $45.99
Item No. 93970
  • RP94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WE94
  • 2002
  • WS88
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

The classic claret-like cassis, cedar and blackcurrant profile is typical of the 2005 Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon. With a richness of the mid-palate and layers of textural depth, which are bound together by complex tannins adding a level of austerity to the wine. The structure and firm acidity suggest this wine has at least a decade of ageing potential.

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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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