Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.
The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and
intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate
with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. The midpalate is rich, textured and
balanced with integrated acidity, cocoa powdery tannins and a definite cedarwood character derived
from French oak. White pepper lingers on a smooth, lifted finish.
Delicious with red meats, fowl, game - especially when used in big, hearty dishes.