2019 Boekenhoutskloof 'The Chocolate Block' Red Blend Franschhoek Valley, South Africa

$29.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Dusty, dark chocolate dipped black fruit make for a smooth, delicious wine built to impress.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2019
Total Varietal Composition %:
71% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Viognier
Score Wine Advocate:
90
SKU #:
1047500
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA90+

Wine Advocate

Made from a blend of 71% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier, the 2019 Chocolate Block begins with a broad, juicy nose of spiced plum, blackberry compote, fresh cracked black peppercorn, dusty purple flowers and hints of baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine initially expresses fresh, ripe and juicy dark fruit tones with an undercurrent of black and red spice before firm tannins grip the gumline. The wine concludes with a dusty and spicy finish and a lingering tannic edge. The wine spent 13 to 16 months in barrels before being blended.