Waterkloof Boreas

Waterkloof Boreas

This award-winning Bordeaux blend is only bottled when the vineyards offer up something extraordinary!


Country, Region
South Africa, Stellenbosch
Cab Franc, Merlot, PV
Food friend
Beef rib

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Sublimely complex aromas of redcurrant, plum and red cherry with cedary spice and a hint of pencil shaving. The predominance of Cabernet Franc gives a wine of subtlety and elegance with lifted berry fruit and a supple, finely structured mid palate. Firm yet fine tannins frame the spicy, ethereal finish.

Producer details

Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned farm using organic practices. The farm is perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean. Living soils, naturally low yields and a long growing season help provide talented Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard with naturally balanced grapes that are imbued with a truly defining sense of origin. Those grapes are then transformed into wine with a minimum of intervention. The resulting wines are fine, inimitable and best enjoyed with food.

In the vineyard

A selection of grapes from across the estate's best blocks of Bordeaux varieties grown at an altitude of 240-250m with an average yield 17 hl/ha.

In the winery

Hand-picked and hand-sorted grapes were whole bunch pressed (other than Cabernet Sauvignon) and naturally fermented in old, open-top, French oak foudres. Gentle maceration with foot treading and manual punch-downs. Ageing took place in French oak barriques and 9,000 ltr old oak foudres for 27 months. No fining, minimal filtration, no additions other than sulphur.

Food Recommendations

Decant 2 hours before serving with rib of beef or similar.

In the press

94 Points - Tim Atkin

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