Boekenhoutskloof, The Journeyman 750ml 2017

South Africa, Franschhoek
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Arguably one of SA’s rarest wines, The Journeyman is the pinnacle of Marc Kent’s winemaking vision and is one of SA’s true cult wines. Made only in the most exceptional vintages, The Journeyman has only been produced in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015 and now. Like the impressive 2015, The Journeyman 2017 once again celebrates a great modern-day vintage. Marc named the wine after his cockney grandfather who was apparently described as ‘The Journeyman’ on his father’s birth certificate.

Blend: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot

Tasting notes:
'Marc Kent and Gottfried Mocke only make two barrels of this sought-after Bordeaux blend, produced from a combination of Cabernet Franc with 25% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, all of it grown on the farm in Franschhoek. It's one of the most Bordeaux like of Cape reds, something that you could easily slip into a line-up of Médoc Second Growths. Fine and detailed with graphite-scented tannins and leafy complexity. Drink 2022-35.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 96/100

Alc: 14.5%

About Boekenhoutskloof:
Boekenhoutskloof, located in the Franschhoek valley, was established in 1776 and gets its name ‘Boekenhout’ from an indigenous Beech tree. Boekenhoutskloof, managed by Marc Kent, describes themself as a Syrah specialist. They have various brands within their portfolio including Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. Their efforts in conservation can be seen through initiatives they have taken-on in their farm and surrounding areas. They are also a founding member of the Franschhoek Mountain Conservancy.

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Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating TA 96
Drink To Long-term cellaring
Price R1,800.00
Producer Boekenhoutskloof
Region Franschhoek
Variety Bordeaux Blend
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