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 Bookn-Howed). The 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 program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, and Viognier.
The nose shows plums, blueberry and dark cherry in abundance with subtle whiffs of aniseed, cloves and ginger. The palate is exceptionally smooth and balanced, showing ripe blue- and blackberry with integrated acidity. Notes of cedar wood and fruitcake spiciness so typical of this variety follows through from the nose.