Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2021
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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2021

  • $57.00*

Syrah is the predominant variety on both farms and accounts for a 73% contribution to the blend. Grenache (11%) from bush-vines on Porseleinberg is the subtle superstar of the blend that offers a perfumy brightness and allows the wine to deliver a gastronomic texture. The moderate conditions were a welcome relief for Swartland Cabernet Sauvignon (7%). The cooler, balanced growing season was particularly beneficial in providing a more elegant, old-world style of the variety. In summary: 2020 is a vintage which shows exceptional balance and texture with a youthful elegance. These hallmarks certainly favour significant ageing potential.

Named after the original property established in 1776, the vineyard at Boekenhoutskloof were established in 1993 in the Franschhoek Valley and planted to Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier. Mark Kent is the winemaker and driving force behind the estate creating a range of well-crafted wines under different labels such as Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge, The Chocolate Block. Boekenhoutskloof is rated as South Africas's #1 producer by Robert Parker and has recently picked up the 2012 Winery of the Year in the prestigious Platters South Africa Wine Guide. One of the countries finest and most innovative producers

Grape Varieties: Syrah (73%), Grenache (11%) , Cinsault (8%) , Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) , Viognier 1%

96/100
750 mL
14.5%
Franschhoek Sth Africa

* Across any 6 bottles of wine, when purchased in store.


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