2020 Boekenhoutskloof Semillon

2020 Boekenhoutskloof Semillon

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2020 Boekenhoutskloof Semillon


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Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2022

“Boekenhoutskloof has always made impressive, age-worthy Semillons, but Gottfried Mocke has taken the 2020 to another level of complexity. It's one of the greatest ever Cape whites. Stony, flinty and layered, with wax, lemongrass and nutmeg flavours and subtle struck match reduction. Wow! 2022-30”- 99 Points

Neil Martin Vinous Media 2022 Report

“ The 2020 Sémillon has a wonderful, vivacious bouquet with honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon rind and lanolin. It’s one of the finest Sémillon aromatics that I have encountered. The palate has a vibrant, slightly flinty opening and a tiny reduction. Lovely tention here with lemon curd and peach skin notes towards the persistent finish. Superb.” - 95 Points

Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2023

“Delicate silver-gold hue, whiff smoke from partial barrel ferment , mostly wafts of oatmeal & quince on waxy & round 2020. Same linear persistence as 2019.” - 5 Stars & 95 Points

Matthew Jukes. 

Using three parcels of fruit from vineyards planted in 1902, 1936 and 1942 and employing concrete eggs and new barrels for discreet seasoning, this is a delicious wine and somewhat of a hedonistic treat. A dribble of early-picked, whole-bunch, amphora-fermented 120-year-old vine Muscat adds dramatic acid to offset the epic fruit notes in this mesmerising Semillon. I expected a more reserved nose and palate, but this vintage is surprisingly forward with generous lemon balm and nougat notes over a high tensile greengage and pineapple pith palate. Superbly classy from the first molecule to the last flavour memory, minutes later, despite its precocious air, the battery pack of acidity embedded in the core of this wine will power it for a decade with ease.  18.5/20 

Very pale. Completely different from the 2010 and the 2009. Much more obvious flintiness and a touch of struck match (more deliberate sulphides). Herbal, grapefruit, with the fine waxy texture of Sémillon even with all this freshness. It's the winemaking that marks the aroma at the moment. Super-smoky on the palate. Full and textured in the mouth, great length. Mouth-watering, powerful, elegant. Long and still embryonic. (JH) 18/20 


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