Boschkloof was purchased in 1995 and named after the natural ravine or ‘kloof’ on the farm. The land consists of rolling hills and picturesque mountain backdrops. The soil consists mostly of decomposed granite and koffieklip.
The original vineyards on the farm consisted mostly of Cape Riesling, but Jacques decided to remove it and plant better-suited cultivars like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Today Boschkloof is most renowned for their Syrah, especially the single vineyard bottling called Epilogue. It was the first red wine of South Africa to score 98 points by an internationally acclaimed critic.
Our farming methods are approached as sustainably as possible. All the grapes are handpicked to secure the quality of fruit before they enter the cellar. A hands-off approach towards vinification takes place in the cellar to showcase the terroir and to expose a sense of place in the wines. The aim is to make timeless wines that tell a story and have a great personality within a quality bracket.
A classic Cabernet with ripe blackberry richness. Dense dark ruby red/black colour with ripe plums and intergrated oak on the nose. Chocolate and black-current fruit flavours mingle with the spicy aroma. Full flavoured palate and firm structure. Supple, yet complex.
Mixed Berries. Plush. Silky.
Citrus. Mineral. Elegant.
Dark fruit. Structured. Concentrated
Perfumed. Mixed herbs. Saline. Fine tannins.
A beautifully balanced, vibrant wine showing a complexity that belies the age of the vines.
Tasting notes to follow...
Classic. Red fruit. Mixed spices. Silky.