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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block 2013


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An exotic and vibrant vintage with an iron edge running alongside the inky core of prunes, mulberries, cloves and boasting floral notes. Firm ripe tannins on the palate covered by plums, blackberries and olive tapenade. Textured, composed and seamless in style.
Category Red Wine
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Brand Boekenhoutskloof
Alcohol/vol 14.91%
  • tp91

The Tasting Panel"Balanced Spice and earthy black fruits; rich and bright, harmonious and deep."~AB Other Vint

Anthony Dias Blue
  • v90

Vinous" Deep ruby-red. Liqueur-like chocolatey grenache dominates the nose today, but fresher notes of cherry and violet emerge with air. A lovely spicy, southern-style wine with medium weight and nicely integrated acidity (3.8 pH); really nothing overripe about this wine. Finishes juicy and firmly tannic, spreading out to saturate the palate without leaving any impression of excess weight.:~ST

  • ws88

Wine SpectatorAn old-school style, with signed alder, coffee and sweet earth notes peeking out from the core of steeped plum and black currant fruit. The slightly rugged finish lets loam and tobacco hints squeeze through. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Viognier. Drink now through 2016. 6,800 cases imported.

James Molesworth, 2015