Boekenhoutskloof's the Chocolate Block 2009
The top wines from Boekenhoutskloof are made in tiny quantities and have a fanatical following. Canny customers buy early to avoid disappointment. Chocolate Block has carved out an impressive niche for itself and still provides that deep, complex character and an enormous sense of fun that runs like a seam throughout the range. The estate wines are always in the premier league, a consequence of Marc’s passion and keen eye for quality, with the Syrah consistently being awarded the accolade of best Syrah from South Africa. Here we find judicious use of French oak barriques and progressive wine making practices. The Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah; Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Viognier. The Syrah comes from Malmesbury with its unique growing conditions and dryland farmed vineyards to ensure deep-rooted vines and therefore optimal concentration of colour, flavour and tannin structure.The Grenache (from some of the oldest vines in the country) is sourced from Citrusdal with its very sandy soils and perfect terroir for ripening this grape varietal. The wine is matured in 600l barrels to retain the unmistakable fruit and freshness of the cultivar. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier come from the organic vineyards of Boekenhoutskloof and the Cinsault is from old bush vines on decomposed granite soils on Welbedacht in Wellington. The wine matures in 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels for 15 months before it gets a light egg-white fining. This wine has an excellent ageing potential and, once mature, will be the perfect accompaniment to rich, gamey dishes.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof's the Chocolate Block
A Proprietary Blend wine from South Africa in Africa. 2009 Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block 750ml
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.
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.
A blend of 67% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cinsault and 2% Viognier, the 2009 The Chocolate Block has a rustic, earthy bouquet with a touch of saddle-leather and Provencal herbs. The palate is smooth and rounded on the entry and i... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Franschhoek in South Africa. 2009 Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block 750ml
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