Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block 2008
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Viognier
Region: South Africa » Franschoek
Producer: Boekenhoutskloof
Alcohol: 14.8%
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The wine shows typical Malmesbury Syrah flavours on the nose with intense spicy notes which is supported by ripe plum, black fruit and violet aromas. The wine has a grippy acidity and well integrated tannins with a well textured and rounded mouth feel. The long, elegant and succulent finish with superb structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon leads us to believe that this wine has at least 8 years of aging potential.

Wine Enthusiast

This Syrah-dominant blend with 12% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cinsault and 2% Viognier offers a delicious, fruit-driven core matched with complex spice notes of sweet smoke, cured meat and fresh tobacco leaf. The mouth is silky and smooth with fine-grain tannins and a white pepper-flecked finish. Drink now-2012.

Score: 89. —Lauren Buzzeo, June 01, 2011.

Wine Spectator

A soft, fleshy, smoky style, with tobacco, mulled plum and toast notes and a medium-weight finish. A crowd-pleasing style that shows good range. Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Viognier. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported.

Score: 88. —James Molesworth, August 31, 2010.

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