Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2019 750ml - Wine & Liquor Warehouse
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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2019 750ml
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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2019

  • ws90
  • v88

750ml
$29.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region South Africa, Swartland
Brand Boekenhoutskloof
Alcohol/vol 14.58%
Intense blackberry, bramble, and lavender aromas with gentle nuances of potting soil and cured meat dominate a dark and brooding nose. The abundance of perfume and the earthy character of the nose follows through generously onto a powerful palate, with a lush compote of blueberries, ripe plums, black currants & cherries. Cacao-powdery tannins are abundant, adding texture and complexity to an almost savoury mid-palate, seamlessly complementing the vivid dark fruits, alcohol and acidity. This is a robust, structured wine, yet it is delicate, poised and elegant at the same time. Black fruits, cumin spice, white pepper, liquorice and hints of garrigue persist on a velvety finish.
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Fragrant with violet and spice box aromatics, this expressive red expands on the palate, showing flavors of ripe raspberry and red currant fruit, singed orange peel and cardamom layered with supple tannins. Zesty finish. Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. Drink now through 2024.

December 15, 2021
Vinous
  • v88

The 2019 Chocolate Block underwent whole-berry ferment in concrete and stainless steel. It has a lifted bouquet of mint-tinged blackberry and raspberry fruit plus light licorice notes. The palate is grippy on the entry. A spicy and peppery Chocolate Block with just a little reduction toward the finish, which feels a little drier than usual (though a second bottle showed more flesh).

April 2021

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