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Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 750ML 2013
Sku: 11148
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Paarl
Appellation: Franschhoek
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
Reg. $85.39
Web Only Sale $62.99
Buy Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
Wine Spectator 91 points - Vivid and ripe, with lush blueberry compote and plum sauce flavors streaming forth, backed by spice cake and black tea notes. Offers a deftly toasted finish. Pure hedonism. Drink now through 2017. 190 cases imported. -JM  (May 31 2016)

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Wine maker notes
Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for making fine furniture. Our 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. Then there’s the Sandveld chair that has two back rails and a thonged seat which made its appearance in the second quarter of the 19th century. The transitional Tulbagh chair was made in the late 18th century, it has a plain back and a shaped top rail with half-round opening. The chairs on our 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.

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.

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