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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Franschhoek Valley
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Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) This vintage shows massive floral perfume with underlying redcurrant, cedar, black pepper, coriander spice and hints of Turkish Delight. The macerated red fruit carries through onto a palate layered with marzipan, minerals and a superb velvety structure. Textured, composed and seamless in style.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

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    Full bodied, ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, smoke and leather aromas with rich texture and lots of length of flavor. Made from Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Voignior. The wine is named for its ripe fruit flavor and chocolatey style.

    6 months
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015