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Boekenhoutskloof the Chocolate Block Western Cape 2016

Member Review by Rich Tomko:

A bit spicy very nice weight, and smooth finish -

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Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate:
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. L... Read more
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. Lead by Cellarmaster Marc Kent (South African Winemaker of the Year, 2007), the Winery is now regarded as one of SA’s top producers. Boekenhoutskloof is a Syrah specialist, with its premium range selling out on release each vintage. The Chocolate Block, a Syrah based blend, is probably the most successful new offering to come out of SA in the modern era. Boekenhoutskloof is acknowledged by Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide and The 2009 Wine Report as South Africa’s # 1 producer. Read less

Member Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Chocolate Block Western Cape

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Snooth User: Rich Tomko
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/24/2013

A bit spicy very nice weight, and smooth finish -


Snooth User: DWCPSC
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/28/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Chocolate Block Western Cape

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Vintage: 2010 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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Vintage: 2010 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.


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Vintage: 2010 01/20/2012

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


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Vintage: 2010 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.


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Vintage: 2010 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.


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Vintage: 2010 12/29/2011

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


External Review
Vintage: 2010 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.



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