Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block

90 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block - 2019 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block

90 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
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Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block

Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block is a South African red wine that is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Viognier. This wine is known for its rich and complex taste profile that is sure to please any wine lover.

The Syrah grapes in this wine provide a bold and spicy flavor, while the Grenache adds a fruity and floral note. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and depth, while the Cinsault provides a light and refreshing finish. The Viognier adds a touch of elegance and complexity to the blend.

Boekenhoutskloof is a renowned winery in South Africa that has been producing high-quality wines since 1776. The winery is located in the Franschhoek Valley and is known for its commitment to sustainable farming practices.

This wine is perfect for pairing with rich and hearty dishes such as grilled meats, stews, and roasted vegetables. It is also a great wine to enjoy on its own, perhaps while relaxing with friends or family.

Overall, Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Its rich taste profile, history of the producer, and versatility make it a great addition to any wine collection.

Made from a blend of 71% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier, the 2019 Chocolate Block begins with a broad, juicy nose of spiced plum, blackberry compote, fresh cracked black peppercorn, dusty purple flowers and hints of baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine initially expresses fresh, ripe and juicy dark fruit tones with an undercurrent of black and red spice before firm tannins grip the gumline. The wine concludes with a dusty and spicy finish and a lingering tannic edge. The wine spent 13 to 16 months in barrels before being blended. Almost 250,000 bottles were filled.
The 2018 Chocolate Block begins with a delightfully expressive nose that bursts with red and black berry essence, chocolate ganache and seductive oak tones. Aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, dark cherry skin, dusty plum, black pepper, sweet tobacco, and baked clay all sing in unison in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is expressive as it unpacks layers across the mid-palate, showing a beautifully balanced structure and chassis that holds its bold frame. Dusty flavours of bitter dark chocolate, black tea and dusty black raspberry sway with a mineral tension and oak essence on the long, lingering finish. This is delicious and is another successful Chocolate Block for the books.
The 2017 Chocolate Block is dense, rich and fully complex. The nose is filled with red and black fruits and black spices, with well-integrated oak tones of vanilla and nutmeg. There is an underlying minerality about the wine as well. On the palate, the wine is bold and chewy with a tight mineral and tannic grip. The mid-palate is loaded with blackberries, black pepper, dark chocolate, and dusty plum. The finish is long and delivers a focused expression of a serious wine and will need time to age, or you will have to enjoy it with a hearty meal to tame the tannins. The full-bodied wine ends with a long finish.
The 2017 Chocolate Block is dense, rich and fully complex. The nose is filled with red and black fruits and black spices, with well-integrated oak tones of vanilla and nutmeg. There is an underlying minerality about the wine as well. On the palate, the wine is bold and chewy with a tight mineral and tannic grip. The mid-palate is loaded with blackberries, black pepper, dark chocolate, and dusty plum. The finish is long and delivers a focused expression of a serious wine and will need time to age, or you will have to enjoy it with a hearty meal to tame the tannins. The full-bodied wine ends with a long finish.
It has an attractive blackberry, cedar and dark chocolate scented bouquet, strangely the Cabernet Sauvignon making a big impression upon the Syrah. The palate is medium-bodied and quite austere compared for this label, tightly wound at first with a slightly attenuated finish.
It has an attractive blackberry, cedar and dark chocolate scented bouquet, strangely the Cabernet Sauvignon making a big impression upon the Syrah. The palate is medium-bodied and quite austere compared for this label, tightly wound at first with a slightly attenuated finish.

Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block

Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block is a South African red wine that is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, and Viognier. This wine is known for its rich and complex taste profile that is sure to please any wine lover.

The Syrah grapes in this wine provide a bold and spicy flavor, while the Grenache adds a fruity and floral note. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and depth, while the Cinsault provides a light and refreshing finish. The Viognier adds a touch of elegance and complexity to the blend.

Boekenhoutskloof is a renowned winery in South Africa that has been producing high-quality wines since 1776. The winery is located in the Franschhoek Valley and is known for its commitment to sustainable farming practices.

This wine is perfect for pairing with rich and hearty dishes such as grilled meats, stews, and roasted vegetables. It is also a great wine to enjoy on its own, perhaps while relaxing with friends or family.

Overall, Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Its rich taste profile, history of the producer, and versatility make it a great addition to any wine collection.

Type:
Red
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Franschhoek
Producer:
Boekenhoutskloof
Grapes/Blend:
Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier
ABV:
14.5%

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