Voted Red Wine of the Year in Platters Guide 2022 and 98 points by Tim Atkin, this is a wine not to miss.
One of the most sought after wines! After the 2017 vintage received a score of 99 from Tim Atkin the popularity of this wine exploded. Every vintage has been a knock-out and just one of those wines that all wine collectors have on the radar every year.
Epilogue is the flagship red wine made from a single vineyard block, planted to the SH99 clone, situated on top of decomposed granite soils in the Stellenbosch Hills.
The 2021 vintage of the Boschkloof Epilogue shows amazing potential for aging. It’s loaded with perfumed lavender combined with hints of oak spices. The true beauty of this wine, however, is the firm but fine tannin structure. A wine that lingers and salivates.
ANALYSIS: Alc 13.8% | TA 5.2 | pH 3.59 | RS 2.2 g/l
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Boschkloof was purchased in 1995 and named after the natural ravine or ‘kloof’ on the farm. The land consists of rolling hills and picturesque mountain backdrops. The soil consists mostly of decomposed granite and koffieklip. The original vineyards on the farm consisted mostly of Cape Riesling, but Jacques decided to remove it and plant better-suited cultivars like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Today Boschkloof is most renowned for their Syrah, especially the single vineyard bottling called Epilogue. It was the first red wine of South Africa to score 98 points by an internationally acclaimed critic. Subsequently every single vintage scores in the high 90’s year after year.
Farming methods are approached as sustainably as possible. All the grapes are handpicked to secure the quality of fruit before they enter the cellar. A hands-off approach towards vinification takes place in the cellar to showcase the terroir and to expose a sense of place in the wines. The aim is to make timeless wines that tell a story and have a great personality within a quality bracket.