BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF The Chocolate Block 2019 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Franschhoek | 75cl
£21.95 / £131.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah/Shiraz, Viognier
The Boekenhoutskloof farm, first established in 1776, was purchased in 1993 by a group of seven investors led by Tim Rands, the founder of Vinimark, a large South African wine marketing and distribution company. Rands brought in Marc Kent as winemaker in 1996. Kent, just 26, had previously been on track to become a pilot in the South African Air Force. Undeterred, he somehow managed to kick-off with a bang as the 1996 vintage received much acclaim. The nose is dark, intense and brooding with aromas of black cherries, cardamom, sweet tobacco, espresso and subtle whiffs of perfume. The mid-palate is focused, lithe and elegant with very fine, cocoa powdery tannins. The wine is medium bodied, very balanced with an earthy, layered character, covering the entire spectrum of berry fruit - from tart red plums to rich blue and black berries. The finish is svelte, clean and dry, peppery and lingering. Syrah (71%), Grenache (11%), Cinsault (9%), Cabernet Sauvignon (8%), Viognier (1%).