Boekenhoutskloof, The Chocolate Block, Swartland, South Africa

Boekenhoutskloof, The Chocolate Block, Swartland, South Africa

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Boekenhoutskloof

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
89/100

Boekenhoutskloof

750ML

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A delicious blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. The nose is dark and brooding and entices with its black fruit aromas and hints of pepper and spice. The blueberry and blackberry of the nose follow through onto a layered, full palate with flavours of dark plums and notes of dust, graphite and cocoa nib. The wine is focused and elegant, with fresh yet integrated acidity and fine-grained tannins, adding to exceptional structure. Black currant and milk chocolate linger on a silky finish. Yes – you can taste hints of Chocolate!

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COUNTRY:

South Africa

GRAPE:

Red Blend

REGION:

Western Cape, Swartland

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2022 - 2032

VINTAGE:

2020

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100734 Category: Tags: , ,

Description

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.

A maverick spirit, Boekenhoutskloof’s Managing Partner & Technical Director Marc Kent is the driving force behind the various brands and properties within the Boekenhoutskloof stable. He is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional – however, his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail. Boekenhoutskloof’s Chocolate Block is one of the most desired wines coming out of South Africa!

A delicious blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. The nose is dark and brooding and entices with its black fruit aromas and hints of pepper and spice. The blueberry and blackberry of the nose follow through onto a layered, full palate with flavours of dark plums and notes of dust, graphite and cocoa nib. The wine is focused and elegant, with fresh yet integrated acidity and fine-grained tannins, adding to exceptional structure. Black currant and milk chocolate linger on a silky finish. Yes – you can taste hints of Chocolate!

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CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC SCORE:
89/100

The 2020 The Chocolate Block has a clean, well-defined bouquet of red plum and black currant, plus touches of tangerine in the background. The palate is medium-bodied, plush and generous, with supple tannins and a very smooth, espresso-tinged finish. It’s no wonder The Chocolate Block has such wide appeal across the world.
89/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous (Tasted July 2021)