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5
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John Platter
92
Points
Tim Atkin
Blackberry, Violets, Caramel, mineral, Licorice, Eucalyptus and Chocolate

The Chocolate Block - Boekenhoutskloof

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The Chocolate Block - Boekenhoutskloof
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Wonderful cuvee for the fireside evening.
Wonderful cuvee for the fireside evening.
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More information about The Chocolate Block - Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block from Boekenhoutskloof in South Africa's Swartland wine region is a highly exciting blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Viognier.

This wine appears almost inky black in the glass. After a short time in the air, this red wine spreads a seductive aroma of dark berries, tobacco boxes, floral notes - especially lilac and violets - as well as delicate notes of sweet mocha and fine chocolate. On the palate, Chocolate Block reveals itself to be very powerful with good structure and excellent tannin, as well as an acidity that still offers this cuvée quite a bit of reserve. The never-ending finish reveals its distinct mineral component and fine spice flavors, as well as the fully ripe fruit and cocoa that gives it its name.

This South African red wine cuvée speaks for itself: one of the most sought-after wines from Boekenhoutskloof!

Vinification of the Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block

For this red wine, the individual grape varieties are grown on different vineyards from Franschhoek to Wellington to Swartland and only the best terroirs are used for the respective grape varieties. The Syrah comes from Malmesbury, north of Cape Town. The oldest Grenache vines from South Africa stand at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains in Citrusdal and the Cinsault grows on bush vines on granite near Wellington. The Viognier and also the Cabernet Sauvignon are grown right at the winery.

The Grenache is aged in 600 liter barrels, all other grape varieties in French oak barrels as well as 2 500L French oak foudrés. The wood aging is done for 12 months. Finally, this wine undergoes a light protein fining and filtration.

Food recommendation for the Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof

This dry red wine from South Africa pairs well with grilled foods, beef and spicy seared meats.

Awards for the Chocolate Block from Boekenhoutskloof

  • Tim Atkin: 92 points for 2017
  • John Platter: 5 stars for 2017

PROFILE

5
Stars
John Platter
92
Points
Tim Atkin
Product type:
Type of Wine:
Red wine
Wine Color:
Red
Taste:
Occasion and theme:
gift for good friends , Fireplace evening , surprise connoisseurs , romantic dinner , winter wine
Wine acidity in g/l:
5,2
Residual sugar (approx.) in g/l:
3,4
Country:
South Africa
Cultivation area:
Coastal Region (ZA)
Sub-region:
Swartland (ZA)
Location:
Franschhoek Valley
Cuvée:
Varietal blend
Maturation:
small barrel
Finishing details:
French Oak , Half piece barrel 600 l , Foudre 1000 L
Maturation time in mon.:
12
Awards:
John Platter Wine Guide - 5 Stars , Tim Atkin Master of Wine - 92 Points
Soils & Special layers:
slate , granite
Harvesting method:
Handpicked
Aroma:
Caramel , Blackberry , Violets , mineral , Licorice , Eucalyptus , Chocolate
Mouthfeel/ Texture:
dense , substantial
Reverberation / Finish:
very long
Style:
New World , fragrant , complex
Optimal serving temperature in °C:
15 - 18
Food Pairing:
dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food
Suitable wine glas:
Bordeaux glass
Bottle size in l:
0.75
Bottle Design & Features:
Bordeaux Style , reduces , modern
Closure:
Cork
storage capacity in years from the vintage year:
10
Alcohol % ABV:
14.5
Allergens and ingredients:
Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
Distributor:
CWD Champagner und Wein Distributionsgesellschaft mbH & Co.KG - DE-ÖKO-006 - Griegstrasse 75 Haus 23 - 22763 Hamburg - Deutschland
Item.-nr:
70336-ZA-RW-BL-001-12.1
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