Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Franschhoek Valley 2003

Member Review by nnglass:

A very fruity, and thus very South African, delicious red. Enjoy this one with a beautiful sunset in Camps Bay, if possible.

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Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate:
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. L... Read more
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. Lead by Cellarmaster Marc Kent (South African Winemaker of the Year, 2007), the Winery is now regarded as one of SA’s top producers. Boekenhoutskloof is a Syrah specialist, with its premium range selling out on release each vintage. The Chocolate Block, a Syrah based blend, is probably the most successful new offering to come out of SA in the modern era. Boekenhoutskloof is acknowledged by Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide and The 2009 Wine Report as South Africa’s # 1 producer. Read less
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Member Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Franschhoek Valley

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Snooth User: nnglass
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5.00 5
06/08/2007

A very fruity, and thus very South African, delicious red. Enjoy this one with a beautiful sunset in Camps Bay, if possible.


5.00 5
06/08/2007

This wine is heavy and powerful. Delicious!


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
06/08/2007

A great complex nose of minerals, wet wool and barnyard. Nice gentle, mellowed tannins in the mouth. This is a fantastic wine. I usually don't go for 'barnyard', but here its been done so well and is so well integrated. Very impressive - a refined wine. Serve with roasted meats. Long smooth, warming finish.


Snooth User: aaronapugh
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4.00 5
11/20/2008

Four glasses




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