2021 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block

23.75 19.63
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Swartland (Appellation)
Winery Boekenhoutskloof
Year 2021
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Grenache Syrah-Shiraz Viognier
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2029
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The Boekhoutskloof The Chocolate is a top wine from winemaker Marc Kent with lots of concentrated fruit, structure and balance. It is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Viognier. Exceptionally perfumed in the scent. An abundance of red and dark berries, violets and intense white pepper. And then that taste explosion in your mouth. All layers: from soft, ripe fruit, through spices such as cardamom, cumin and cloves, to black peppercorns. Concentrated, structured and balanced. With fine acidity, tannins reminiscent of cocoa powder and a cedar wood character. Ending in a very long sultry aftertaste. This internationally loved red wine is powerful, a real evening wine. At dinner with a piece of grilled meat, with the cheese board as a conclusion or later in the evening by the fireplace. Also an ideal wine to give as a gift.

Boekenhoutskloof is a high-profile winery in Franschhoek that is particularly impressive in terms of quality. Boekenhoutskloof, despite its somewhat unusual African name for the 'French' Franschhoek, was founded three centuries ago by French Huguenots. The current winemaker Marc Kent also still has something with France. He visits it at least once a year to find new inspiration in the northern Rhône, Cornas. In 2020 Boekenhoutskloof was voted the best winery in South Africa by Platter

Fun fact: On the head of the capsule you will find an image of a slender dam. This is the figurehead of Boekenhoutskloof and is an adaptation of an early silver mark from the Cape of Good Hope and she bears the dove of peace and hope. It guards the Boekenhoutskloof and stands for intrinsic quality that stands above all else.

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Swartland (Appellation)
Winery Boekenhoutskloof
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz, Viognier
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2029
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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