Boschendal Nicolas


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Elevate your wine experience with Boschendal Nicolas, a masterful red blend that showcases the rich heritage and winemaking expertise of one of South Africa's oldest and most prestigious estates. Named in honor of Nicolas de Lanoy, one of the estate’s founding figures, this exquisite wine captures the essence of Boschendal’s dedication to crafting wines of exceptional quality and character.

Tasting Notes:

Boschendal Nicolas captivates the senses with an alluring bouquet of dark berries, plum, and subtle hints of spice and oak. On the palate, it unfolds in layers of ripe blackcurrant, cherry, and a touch of vanilla, complemented by finely integrated tannins and a smooth, velvety texture. The finish is long and elegant, with a balanced acidity that leaves a lasting impression.

Pairing Suggestions:

This versatile red blend pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes:

  • Grilled meats, such as ribeye steak, lamb chops, or venison
  • Rich, savory stews and casseroles
  • Aged cheeses, including gouda, cheddar, and blue cheese
  • Hearty pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces or truffle oil
  • Dark chocolate desserts that highlight its fruit-forward profile

Serving Recommendations:

Serve Boschendal Nicolas at a temperature of 16-18°C (60-64°F) to fully appreciate its complex aromas and flavors. Decanting for 30 minutes before serving can enhance its expressive character. Whether you’re hosting a refined dinner party or enjoying a quiet evening at home, this wine promises to add a touch of elegance to any occasion.


Boschendal Nicolas has garnered acclaim and recognition on the international stage, securing several prestigious awards:

  • Gold Medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)
  • Gold Medal at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
  • 93 Points from Tim Atkin MW, South African Wine Report
  • Silver Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards

Winemaker’s Note:

Boschendal Nicolas is crafted from a blend of carefully selected varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, each contributing to the wine’s depth and complexity. The grapes are harvested at peak ripeness and vinified with meticulous attention to detail, reflecting Boschendal’s commitment to sustainable farming and traditional winemaking techniques.

Fun Fact:

Boschendal’s history dates back to 1685, making it one of South Africa’s oldest wine estates. The name “Nicolas” pays tribute to Nicolas de Lanoy, whose vision and pioneering spirit helped shape the estate’s legacy of excellence.

Indulge in the rich heritage and refined elegance of Boschendal Nicolas—a wine that celebrates tradition, craftsmanship, and the art of fine living. Cheers to exquisite flavors and memorable moments shared with those you cherish!