This Syrah has unmistakeable white pepper on the nose, with arguably the most intense floral and mineral notes in the history of this wine. Also hints of cloves and worked leather. The concentrated spicy fruit, especially the black berries and cherries on the nose carries through onto the palate with remarkable freshness, complexity and purity. Textured, composed and seamless in style.
The 2007 vintage of this wine got 93 points on Wine Spectator. The tasting notes are, Rich, dark and alluring, with lots of licorice snap, roasted mesquite, mulled plum, fig paste and spice notes that all mingle together through the lengthy finish, which picks up a nice olive hint. This has the stuffing in reserve to warrant cellaring. Drink now through 2013. 150 cases imported
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.