Boekenshoutskloof - The Chocolate Block - 750ml
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Main Grape:Shiraz & Syrah
Second Grape:Cabernet Sauvignon
The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend &ndash it even launched a graphic novel.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 charm and personality. The Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon GrenacheNoir Cinsault and Viognier. This wine is the perfect example of identifying undiscovered parcels of vineyard with amazing potential and utilizing it to unleash itsworld class quality. The Syrah and Viognier fruit come from Malmesbury (Swartland) with itsunique growing conditions and dryland farmed vineyards to ensure it deep-rooted vines andtherefore optimal concentration of colour flavour and tannin structure. The Grenanche Noiris sourced from Piekenierskloof (Citrusdal) with its very sandy soils and perfect terroir forripening this grape varietal. This batch was matured in 600L barrels to retain theunmistakable fruit and freshness on the cultivar. The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced fromFranschhoek and the Cinsault is from old bushvines in the Swartland and Piekenierskloof.The wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon) 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrelsfor 18 months before it gets a light egg-white fining and filtration. 1735 barriques wereselected for this wine. 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 apalate layered with marzipan minerals and a superb velvety structure. Textured composedand seamless in style. 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 apalate layered with marzipan minerals and a superb velvety structure. Textured composedand seamless in style.
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