Boekenhoutskloof Noble Late Harvest (Half Bottle) 2018
Region: Franschhoek, Costal Region, South Africa
Bottle size: 37.5cl
The classic nose intrigues with alluring aromas of peach blossom, nectarine, subtle honeysuckle and whiffs of ginger and angelica. The stone fruit and floral beeswax character of the nose follows through onto an exceptionally complex palate showing an abundance of ripe yellow peach, quince and hints of spicy, poached pear and candied orange peel. Not cloying at all, the mid-palate surprises with its elegance and balance, unctuous mouthfeel and precise, vibrant acidity. The wine finishes gently with grapefruit and mandarin zest lingering on the aftertaste.
Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for making fine furniture. The Boekenhoutskloof label features seven chairs; amongst them the country-style split splat chair made in the neo-classical style with a shouldered top rail and thonged seat from the late 18th century. The chairs on the wine label all pay tribute to the skills of the 18th century craftsmen and their achievements in creating beauty from natural sources, just like the pursuit of fine wine-making.