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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Red
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Wine Details


Red Blend




South AfricaAfrica

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend – it's even launched a graphic novel (see here). While we are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of the wine is a reflection of our belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of this wine 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 wine's charm and personality.

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) The influence of the Grenache’s red fruits on this wine is striking. The nose shows an abundance of redcurrant, plums, crushed rock, and an array of spices. The floral notes adds to its complexity. The freshness of the wine puts its head in front of the previous vintages. Spicy oak aromas cover a rounded mid-palate that reveals layers of fruit with intense purity. Textured, composed and seamless in style.

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    chocolate, blackberry, black pepper, cracked leather, earth. manure on the nose. black stone.

    about 5 years
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    good with spaghetti and meatballs

    over 5 years
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    Rich, smooth, bold

    about 6 years