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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block

BOEK025
This wine is the perfect example of identifying “undiscovered” parcels of vineyard with amazing potential and utilizing it to unleash its world class quality.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
71% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault, 1% Viognier
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
South Africa
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2022
Closure Type:
Cork
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£19.99
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Boekenhoutskloof

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Book-n-Howed). 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 programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.

Tasting Notes

The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. The midpalate is rich, textured and balanced with integrated acidity, cocoa powdery tannins and a definite cedarwood character derived from French oak. White pepper lingers on a smooth, lifted finish.

Food Matches

Delicious with red meats, fowl, game - especially when used in big, hearty dishes.