Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Western Cape
R265
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(10 In Stock)

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94
PG
'Syrah-led Rhône-ish blend (dab of cab) from Swartland. 2020’s upfront red & black fruit purity (combo spontaneous & inoculated wholeberry ferment in concrete & steel) shows cherries, plums, spiced with perfume, coriander & smoked meat. Mostly older oak adds to soft tannins. Already drinking well. Larger formats too.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100_

‘It's no exaggeration - or slight - to call this one of South Africa's most commercially successful reds with volumes of 900,000 bottles. Syrah based with 30% Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier, it’s a gloriously exuberant expression of the Swartland, showing flavours of raspberry, blackberry and sweet Asian spices complemented by smooth oak. 2022-27.’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 92/100

'The 2020 The Chocolate Block has a clean, well-defined bouquet of red plum and black currant, plus touches of tangerine in the background. The palate is medium-bodied, plush and generous, with supple tannins and a very smooth, espresso-tinged finish. It’s no wonder The Chocolate Block has such wide appeal across the world.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 89/100 (Nov 2021)
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Gottfried Mocke
Alcohol 14.69%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 73% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating PG 94
Technical analysis RS: 3.6 g/l | TA: 5.1 g/l | PH: 3.8
Producer information Boekenhoutskloof, located in the Franschhoek valley, was established in 1776 and gets its name 'Boekenhout' from an indigenous Beech tree. Boekenhoutskloof, managed by Marc Kent, describes themself as a Syrah specialist. They have various brands within their portfolio including Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. Their efforts in conservation can be seen through initiatives they have taken-on in their farm and surrounding areas. They are also a founding member of the Franschhoek Mountain Conservancy.
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