2020 Boekenhoutskloof The Journeyman

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Franschhoek
Winery Boekenhoutskloof
Vintage 2020
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2035
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The Boekenhoutskloof The Journeyman is a very special wine from Marc Kent and Gottfried Mocke that is only made in the very best years! Only 7 vintages of this wine have been released so far. The wine is named after Marc's cockney great-grandfather whose birth certificate listed his father's occupation as "Journeyman". While leafing through old family documents, Marc discovered this notation and joined Boekenhoutskloof's vision of producing a top wine from the home farm in Franschhoek.

This 2020 The Journeyman is the successor to the 2017 vintage. Because the Franschhoek vineyard only matures perfectly in certain vintages, it has only been produced in the peak years: '05, '07, '09, '11, '15, '17 and '20. The 2020 Journeyman is very elegant and sophisticated. It is made from a selection of the best casks. The wine is incredibly pure with beautiful fresh fruit with soft, detailed and chalky tannins. The long, refined creamy palate shows the pure class. Vintage 2020 is a 50:50 blend produced from two select casks, each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Boekenhoutskloof is a high-profile winery in Franschhoek that is particularly impressive in terms of quality. Boekenhoutskloof, despite its somewhat unusual African name for the 'French' Franschhoek, was founded three centuries ago by French Huguenots. The current winemaker Marc Kent also still has something with France. He visits it at least once a year to find new inspiration in the northern Rhône, Cornas. In 2020 Boekenhoutskloof was voted the best winery in South Africa by Platter. On the head of the capsule you will find an image of a slender lady. This is the figurehead of Boekenhoutskloof and is an adaptation of an early silver mark from the Cape of Good Hope and she bears the dove of peace and hope. It guards the Boekenhoutskloof and stands for intrinsic quality that stands above all else.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.

96/100 Points . Marc Kent and Gottfried Mocke make just four 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. 2022- 35 – Tim Atkin MW

Vineyard for 2020 Boekenhoutskloof The Journeyman

Boekenhoutskloof is a high-profile winery in Franschhoek that is particularly impressed in the assessment. Boekenhoutskloof, despite its somewhat unusual African name for the 'French' Franschhoek, was founded three centuries ago by French Huguenots.

The current winemaker Marc Kent also still has something with France. He initially visits once a year to find new inspiration in the confused Rhône, Cornas. Marc Kent, Managing Partner & Technical Director of Boekenhoutskloof, is a headstrong spirit and the driving force behind the various brands and properties within the Boekenhoutskloof stable. He is not afraid to experiment with the unconventional, but his main commitment is quality at every level and in every detail. Marc is as confident about the subsequent development and growth of Boekenhoutskloof as he is about the larger South African wine industry. He has been actively involved in the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Association since its inception as a board member and has chaired the Vignerons de Franschhoek on several occasions. Through Boekenhoutskloof's investments in the Swartland wine region, he became one of the founders of the Swartland Revolution and Swartland Independent Producers Association.

Biodiversity and being careful with this earth is an important element and is highly valued. In order to preserve the unique biodiversity of their terrain, all invasive alien plants can be removed from the farm - so the things that don't belong to nature. Large parts of the mountain have already been cleared of pine and gum trees. Restoration of the fragile riverine area and the reintroduction of several protea species are ongoing. Boekenhoutskloof is a founding member of the Franschhoek Mountain Conservancy (together with Haut Espoir), an initiative to improve neighborly cooperation and improve fire management and conservation of fynbos in the valley.

At home in Franschhoek, Marc has made a name for himself with great wines such as Boekenhoutskloof Semillon, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, each of which ranks among the absolute top of South Africa. But Kent has more strings to his bow. In addition to these small showpieces, produced in small quantities, he also makes exceptionally attractive wines under the name Porcupine Ridge and The Wolftrap that are available to a wider audience. At a somewhat higher level, The Chocolate Block certainly belongs here. In 2020 Boekenhoutskloof is chosen as the best Winery by Platter

Fun fact: On the head of the capsule you will find an image of a thin dam. This is the figurehead of Boekenhoutskloof and is an adaptation of an early silver mark from the Cape of Good Hope and she bears the dove of peace and hope. They document the Boekhoutskloof and stand for intrinsic quality above all else.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Franschhoek
Icons Icon South Africa
Winery Boekenhoutskloof
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2035
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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