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The Chocolate Block 2019 - Boekenhoutskloof

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0.75 l (£ 29.67 * / 1 l)

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The Chocolate Block 2019 - Boekenhoutskloof
22.25 £
0.75 l (£ 29.67 * / 1 l)

Prices excl. VAT, excise duties, customs , excl. shipping costs

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Chocolate Block by Boekenhoutskloof from the South African wine-growing region of Swartland is a highly exciting cuvée from Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Viognier.

This wine appears almost ink black in the glass. After a short time in the air, this red wine spreads a seductive aroma of dark berries, tobacco boxes, floral notes - especially lilacs and violets - as well as delicate notes of sweet mocha and fine chocolate. On the palate, the chocolate block shows itself very strong with good structure and excellent tannin as well as an acidity that still offers this cuvée a lot of reserve. The never-ending reverberation reveals its distinctly mineral component and fine spicy aromas as well as the ripe fruit and the naming cocoa


This South African red wine cuvée speaks for itself: one of the most sought-after wines of Boekenhoutskloof!

Vinification of the Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block

For this red wine, the individual grape varieties are grown on different vineyards from Franschhoek to Wellington to Swartland and only the best terroirs are used for the respective grape varieties. Syrah comes from Malmesbury north of Cape Town. The oldest Grenache vines from South Africa stand at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains in Citrusdal and the Cinsault grows in bush letters on granite near Wellington. The Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown directly at the winery.

The Grenache is aged in 600 litre barrels, all other grape varieties in French oak barrels and 2 500L French oak foudrés. The timber construction is carried out for 12 months. Finally, this wine undergoes a slight protein enhancement and filtration.

Food recommendation for the Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof

This dry red wine from South Africa goes perfectly with grilled food, beef and hot roasted meat pieces.

Awards for the Chocolate Block by Boekenhoutskloof

  • Tim Atkin: 92 points for 2017
  • John Platter: 5-Star 2017
Product type: Wine
Weintyp: Red wine
Wine colour: Red
Wine acidity in g/l: 5,2
Residual sugar in g/l: 3,4
Sweetness: dry
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region (ZA)
Sub region: Swartland (ZA)
Occasion & Theme: Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , winter wine
Location: Franschhoek Valley
Ageing in: small barrel
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon , Cinsault , Grenache , Shiraz , Viognier
Vintage: 2019
Awards: John Platter Wine Guide - 5 Sterne , Tim Atkin Master of Wine - 92 Punkte
Soil: slate , granite
Harvest: Handlese
Maturation: French Oak , Halbstückfass 600 l , Fuder / Foudre 1000 l
Duration of maturation (in Months): 12
Aromas & Palate Notes: berry fruit , floral , spicy , Caramelised , mineral
Mouthfeel/ Texture: dicht , wuchtig
Finish: very long
Optimal serving temperature in °C: 15 - 18
Stil: Übersee , fragrant , komplex
Food Pairing: dark food , Helle und deftige Speisen , spicy food
Glasempfehlung: Bordeaux Goblet
Flaschendesign & Ausstattung: Bordeauxflasche , reduziert , modern
Flaschengröße in l: 0,75
Verschlusstyp: Korken
Lagerfähigkeit in Jahren ab JG: 10
Alcohol % ABV: 14,0
Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Inverkehrbringer: CWD Champagner und Wein Distributionsgesellschaft mbH & Co.KG - DE-ÖKO-006 - Griegstrasse 75 Haus 23 - 22763 Hamburg - Deutschland

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| 9 Jun 2015
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