This Cabernet-led blend of four carefully selected, hand-picked varietals, reflects Boschendal’s rich heritage of over 300 years. Angela van Bengale, a Malay slave, was given land as part of her early manumission (the act of freeing a slave), which today forms part of the magnificent Boschendal property. As multifaceted and rich as the history of the land, this voluptuous blend - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - exudes dark berry pastille and plumb aromas, layered with Winter spices, roast cocoa bean complexity leading to a textured, concentrated finish.
Integrated silky entry followed by a burst of pronounced cassis and dark cherry flavours etched with some tobacco spice. The hallmark characteristic is the fine integration of fruit and tannins, a balance and an intensity of which was achieved by delicate blending and bringing together the best of all three varietals. The finish is elegant with a lingering fruit that lasts. Careful cellaring will reward the patient wine lover, up to 10 years after harvest.
Short rib casserole, beef or game roasts and mature cheeses.