Boekenhoutskloof the Chocolate Block Western Cape 2010

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An expressive nose with intense dark cherry,spiced raspberry, black fruit and violet-infused perfume. With time another dimension of rusticity and fleshiness is revealed with underlying earthy notes. Palate is firmly structured, yet elegant, with supple tannins and spicy oak aromas Classically styled, integrated tannins.www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za[67% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cinsault and 2% Viognier]"Franschhoek’s Boekenhoutskloof is rightly regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wineries, the only producer I awarded 5-stars in the 7th Wine Buyers Guide."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Member Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Chocolate Block Western Cape

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Snooth User: Rich Tomko
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03/24/2013

A bit spicy very nice weight, and smooth finish -


Snooth User: DWCPSC
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3.50 5
11/28/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Chocolate Block Western Cape

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
12/29/2011

An expressive nose with intense dark cherry,spiced raspberry,black fruit and violet-infused perfume.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
04/12/2013

The 2010 The Chocolate Block is a blend of 72% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus Cinsault and Viognier that is raised in French oak for 18 months of which 13% new. It has a rustic blackberry and tar-scented nose with touches of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with chunky ripe tannins and spicy black fruit tinged with (of course) a titular tincture of dark chocolate. This commercial stalwart is still doing the business. Drink now–2015.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/20/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Franschhoek in South Africa. 2010 Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block 750ml


External Review
06/20/2012

An expressive nose with intense dark cherry spiced raspberry, black fruit and violet-infused perfume. With time another dimension of rusticity and fleshiness is revealed with underlying earthy notes. The palate is firmly structured, yet elegant, with supple tannins and spicy oak aromas covering a rounded mid-palate that reveals purity of fruit and a lifted freshness. Classically styled with integrated tannins and balanced acidity to ensure a long, succulent and textured finish.


External Review
02/20/2012

Aromatische Konzentration, Schokoladennoten, sehr würzig, fruchtig, warm, cremig. Gut strukturiert mit mittlerem Körper. Im Wein finden sich Geschmacksnoten von Pflaumen, schwarzen Früchten, vermischt mit violetten Aromen. Elegant und mundfüllend, langlebig, mit gutem Entwicklungspotential, reifen Gerbstoffen und lang anhaltendem Abgang.


External Review
12/31/2012

Savory herb and white pepper notes lead the way for dark cherry, crushed plum and blackberry fruit flavors. There's a fleshy, smoky feel through the finish. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Viognier. Drink now.


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2010 The Chocolate Block is a blend of 72% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus Cinsault and Viognier that is raised in French oak for 18 months of which 13% new. It has a rustic blackberry and tar-scented nose with touches of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with chunky ripe tannins and spicy black fruit tinged with (of course) a titular tincture of dark chocolate. This commercial stalwart is still doing the business. Drink nowandndash;2015.



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An expressive nose with intense dark cherry,spiced raspberry, black fruit and violet-infused perfume. With time another dimension of rusticity and fleshiness is revealed with underlying earthy notes. Palate is firmly structured, yet elegant, with supple tannins and spicy oak aromas Classically styled, integrated tannins.www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za[67% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cinsault and 2% Viognier]"Franschhoek’s Boekenhoutskloof is rightly regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wineries, the only producer I awarded 5-stars in the 7th Wine Buyers Guide."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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