The Chocolate Block, Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block, Boekenhoutskloof

The 2020 Vintage blend is Syrah 73%; Grenache 11%; Cinsault 8%; Cabernet Sauvignon 7%; Viognier 1%

2020 is a vintage which shows exceptional balance and texture with a youthful elegance. This is a wine that will age gracefull. The Syrah and Cinsault were matured in a combination of seasoned 2,500L French oak foudres and barriques. Grenache was matured in seasoned 600L demi-muids. Cabernet Sauvignon was the only component exposed to new French oak barrique.

A lithe and medium bodied wine. The nose is enticing with its black fruit aromas and hints of pepper and spice. The blueberry and blackberry of the nose follow through onto a layered, full palate with flavours of red berry fruits, blueberries and a , notes of dust, graphite and cocoa nib. The wine is focused and elegant, with fresh yet integrated acidity and fine-grained cocoa powder tannins, adding to structure. The finish is svelte, pepper and lingering.

As with all big blends try and give this some air before you drink it, although this will benefit from some cellaring if you can bear to keep it.

Country: South Africa
Region: Franschoek
Colour: Red
Vintage: 2019
Grape: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bottle Retail Price: £23.70 

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