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Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2011

Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 750ml 2011     
Sku: 1851944

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 Wine Advocate 92 points (Oct 2014)
Marc Kent (who seems to look slightly different every time I meet him) is Franschhoek’s most respected winemaker, someone whose contribution to South Africa’s renaissance cannot be overstated, not just at the top level through Boekenhoutskloof, but via his hugely successful Wolftrap and Porcupine Ridge labels. In my last report, I suggested that nobody can rest on their laurels and that everyone needs to look forward and progress. Marc Kent is no different. He is switched on to the demands of the future, which is evident in what you might describe the gradual ””toning down”” of his wines in recent years. Part of his long-term strategy is to instill more regional identity into his wines, so for example “The Chocolate Block” that hitherto has been designated the rather amorphous “Western Cape” Wine of Origin, will be Swartland from 2015, while from 2014 the Syrah moves from Wellington to Porselainberg. In tandem with changes in terms of sourcing grapes, there are changes in the winery. “We have invested in more foudres,” he explained. “We’ve bought Stockinger and Pauscha and used less barriques across the ranges, including the Chocolate Block. The only component that sees new wood is the Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve found that the wines are more integrated after elevage.” The Porcupine Ridge label has been a massive success in both the UK and Canada, whereas in the United States Wolftrap is much more popular (see separate entry). For an introduction to South Africa, this remains a great place to start.

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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Paarl
Appellation: Franschhoek
Grape Varietal: Semillon
Type: Still wine
Reg. $37.59
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