This red wine from the Swartland in South Africa is a blend of 74% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Viognier. It has a deep ruby colour in the glass, with a nose full of dark fruits such as blackberries, cherries, and blackcurrants, with a floral hint from the addition of the Viognier. The palate is bold with notes of cocoa, dried savoury herbs, and a touch of white pepper spice from the majority Syrah, with plenty more dark fruit characters followed by plush tannin, and juicy acidity that leave a long-lasting savoury finish. This wine is a great match for stewed or grilled red meats and hard cheeses. 14.5% ABV. Enjoy now until winter 2025.
The Chocolate Block is just one of the great wines produced by Boekenhoutskloof. The estate was established in 1776 in the Franschhoek Valley of South Africa, and the property was purchased and restored with new planting of vines in 1993, with the first wines being produced off the estate soon after. Today the Boekenhoutskloof estate is led by Marc Kent, Managing Partner & Technical Director, who has a strong passion for the growth and development of the South African wine industry. In addition to The Chocolate Block, the Boekenhoutskloof estate also produces Porcupine Ridge, the Wolftrap and wines from the Boekenhoutskloof Estate all coming from vineyard locations throughout South Africa.
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