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Boekenhoutskloof 'The Chocolate Block' 2018
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This is a red wine imageBoekenhoutskloof 'The Chocolate Block' 2018

$34.67$27.95
 
Tim Atkin 92
The fact that Boekenhoutskloof produced 2,236 barrels of this Rhne-meets-Bordeaux style blend in 2018 tells you what a flag-waving success it is. Syrah-dominated with the remaining 31 made from Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and a dash of Viognier, its intense, scented and silky with tobacco spice, bramble and blackcurrant fruit and even a hint of dark chocolate. 2021-26-TA

The nose is dense and brooding, yet opulent, with its compote of dark, ripe plums and ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #35132
Shelf at store:53c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Tim Atkin 92
The fact that Boekenhoutskloof produced 2,236 barrels of this Rhne-meets-Bordeaux style blend in 2018 tells you what a flag-waving success it is. Syrah-dominated with the remaining 31 made from Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and a dash of Viognier, its intense, scented and silky with tobacco spice, bramble and blackcurrant fruit and even a hint of dark chocolate. 2021-26-TA

The nose is dense and brooding, yet opulent, with its compote of dark, ripe plums and blackberry and attractive whiffs of liquorice, violets, cocoa and mint. The black fruit and perfume of the nose follow through onto a rich, savory palate with flavors of dark cherry, red currant, black olives and cured meat. Fine-grained, svelte tannins are in perfect balance with the lemony acidity, lending complexity to the mid-palate. The wine is full-bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. The finish is charry and long, with hints of maraschino cherry, pimento olives, and sweet tobacco.-Winemakers Notes

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farms name means ravine of the Boekenhout (pronounced Bookn-Howed). The 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 program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, and Viognier.

The Wine With Secrets To Keep
The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend its even launched a graphic novel. Without revealing all, it is said that the style of the wine is a reflection of Boekenhoutskloofs belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of this wine sourced from the Swartland is tweaked from vintage to vintage to best reflect the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wines charm and personality.-Winery Notes

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BoekenhoutskloofBoekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farm's name means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Bookn-Howed). The 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 program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, and Viognier.

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