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Boekenshoutskloof - The Chocolate Block - Magnum - 1500ml

Boekenshoutskloof - The Chocolate Block - Magnum - 1500ml

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Country:  South Africa
Region:  Coastal Region

Grape varieties:  Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon & Grenache Noir, Cinsault & Viognier

About:  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, Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Viognier. This wine is the perfect example of identifying undiscovered parcels of vineyard with amazing potential and utilizing it to unleash its world class quality. The Syrah and Viognier fruit come from Malmesbury (Swartland) with its unique growing conditions and dryland farmed vineyards to ensure it deep-rooted vines and therefore 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 the unmistakable fruit and freshness on the cultivar. The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Franschhoek 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 barrels for 18 months before it gets a light egg-white fining and filtration. 1735 barriques were selected for this wine. 

Tasting Notes:  Bursting with a 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. The floral perfume leads on to 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 composed and seamless in style.  An incredible wine!

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Closure:  Cork

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Unit size:  150cl

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