BoekenhoutskloofThe Chocolate Block 2022

Product code: 16976
£22.05 inc VAT
Limited Stock: (19 btls)
Country
Country: South Africa
Region
Region: Western Cape
Type
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14.6%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape: 74% Shiraz/Syrah, 10% Grenache/Garnacha, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Viognier
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Country
Country: South Africa
Region
Region: Western Cape
Type
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14.6%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape: 74% Shiraz/Syrah, 10% Grenache/Garnacha, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Viognier

Product Notes

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block is a unique, artfully crafted South African wine. Intricately blended from five different grape varieties, this full-bodied wine captures the imagination with a complex orchestra of flavour notes. Richly imbued with a dark, chocolatey decadence, it balances sweet, ripe plum and blackcurrant accents with a dash of spicy notes; a testament to its sophisticated composition. Savoured against the backdrop of its smooth, velvety texture, its lingering finish conjures an experience of pure indulgence. Ideal for pairing with sumptuous rich cuisines, The Chocolate Block offers a sublime plunge into South Africa's winemaking prowess.

Tasting Notes

Intense blackberry, bramble, and lavender aromas with gentle nuances of potting soil and cured meat dominate a dark and brooding nose. The abundance of perfume and the earthy character of the nose follows through generously onto a powerful palate, with a lush compote of blueberries, ripe plums, black currants & cherries. Cacao-powdery tannins are abundant, adding texture and complexity to an almost savoury mid-palate, seamlessly complementing the vivid dark fruits, alcohol and acidity. This is a robust, structured wine, yet it is delicate, poised and elegant at the same time. Black fruits, cumin spice, white pepper, liquorice and hints of garrigue persist on a velvety finish.

About the Winery

Boekenhoutskloof

Established in 1776, Boekenhoutskloof Winery seamlessly weaves a tapestry of rich heritage, exquisite craftsmanship, and the thrilling art of winemaking. Nestled in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley of South Africa’s Western Cape, this venerable estate is renowned for winemaking rooted in traditional techniques and modern innovation.

The name Boekenhoutskloof translates to 'ravine of the Boekenhout'. A Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree and is greatly revered in the winery's culture, lending its name and emblematic character to the estate's wines.

At the heart of Boekenhoutskloof is dedication to quality over quantity; one can feel the meticulous attention to detail in their wide portfolio of wines. There's much to be said about their stellar selections, from the evocative Chocolate Block, a beautifully balanced Syrah-based blend, to their delightful Cabernet Sauvignon, all teeming with the rich essence of the fertile, rugged terroir.

Celebrating biodiversity, Boekenhoutskloof Winery cultivates a harmonious relationship with its surrounds. A herd of rehabilitated zebras, under the winery’s custodianship, are seen grazing the land around the vineyards adding a unique charm to the estate. Sustainable farming practices ensure that each vintage is responsibly grown.

Lastly an immersive visitor experience awaits you. Whether sipping wine amidst the verdant vineyards or embarking on a guided tour of the historic wine cellars, each moment at Boekenhoutskloof pays homage to their rich, cherished past and also, to innovative spirits driving them towards a vibrant, promising future.

So, let's raise a glass to Boekenhoutskloof a winery that truly captures the soul and spirit of South African winemaking. Do you hear the clinking of our glasses in celebration, no; Because, it’s a moment of profound joy that transcends the mere sound of glass against glass.

http://www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za

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