Cloof Cabernet-Syrah Blend Groenekloof Inkspot 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Vineyards were first planted at Cloof in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. In that time Darling, adjacent to the Swartland, was better known as a wheat farming region. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999. Vineyard area was significantly increased, with plantings every year from 1998 to 2000, bringing the total to 145 hectares. The 220 hectares of vineyards at neighbouring Burghers Post are under the same ownership, giving Cloof unparalleled access to (and control over) top quality fruit. In 2003 Darling was declared a wine region in its own right in recognition of the unique style and quality of wines grown here. Darling is a unique spot for growing grapes. In its deep clay soils, the roots of unirrigated vines burrow to depths of more than 8 metres in search of moisture. After expending all this effort a vine may often produce less than one litre of wine. The effect of the cooling breezes off the nearby Atlantic Ocean is to preserve flavour in the berries. Inkspot - a wine of inky concentration with an unparalleled richness in the mouth. The prime expression of low-yielding, dryland bush vines.

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The Cloof Winery:
The West Coast village of Darling is home to artists, actors, retired financiers, farmers and other interesting people (we’d count ourselves amongst those). Even if the region geographically (not to mention demographically) is more than a little off-centre, Darling’s annual wild flower show – showcasing a selection of the 1200 flowering species to be found here – makes it the focal point of... Read more
The West Coast village of Darling is home to artists, actors, retired financiers, farmers and other interesting people (we’d count ourselves amongst those). Even if the region geographically (not to mention demographically) is more than a little off-centre, Darling’s annual wild flower show – showcasing a selection of the 1200 flowering species to be found here – makes it the focal point of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Late in 2006 Cloof and Burghers Post were named Champions under the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, in recognition of the steps we’ve taken to conserve pristine natural vegetation, and to rehabilitate previously cultivated areas. The programme also sets extremely strict standards in terms of the potential environmental impact of vineyard and cellar activities. Darling’s unique combination of soils and climate (more on that in the Our Vineyards section of this website) give rise to the trademark bold-flavoured richness of Cloof wines. Read less
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for Cloof Cabernet-Syrah Blend Groenekloof Inkspot

External Review
Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Cloof Inkspot 2006: Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Cloof WinesRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Cloof Inkspot 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 12-16°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Cloof WinesRebsorte: 78% Pinotage, 12% Shiraz, 10% Cinsaut Restzucker: 5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein



Vineyards were first planted at Cloof in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. In that time Darling, adjacent to the Swartland, was better known as a wheat farming region. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999. Vineyard area was significantly increased, with plantings every year from 1998 to 2000, bringing the total to 145 hectares. The 220 hectares of vineyards at neighbouring Burghers Post are under the same ownership, giving Cloof unparalleled access to (and control over) top quality fruit. In 2003 Darling was declared a wine region in its own right in recognition of the unique style and quality of wines grown here. Darling is a unique spot for growing grapes. In its deep clay soils, the roots of unirrigated vines burrow to depths of more than 8 metres in search of moisture. After expending all this effort a vine may often produce less than one litre of wine. The effect of the cooling breezes off the nearby Atlantic Ocean is to preserve flavour in the berries. Inkspot - a wine of inky concentration with an unparalleled richness in the mouth. The prime expression of low-yielding, dryland bush vines.

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