The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof 2012 Wine Review

The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof 2012
The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof 2012
The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof 2012
Franschhoek, Western Cape W.O., South Africa
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 1
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Product #: 129353

Price: $39.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2014-2020
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Chocolate Block
Agent: Tandem Selections Inc.
More Vintages: 2011  2010  Add New Vintage 
Natalie's Score: 93/100

I recommend the Chocolate Block every vintage as it's a consistently great wine! This full-bodied red wine is a blend of mostly shiraz grapes and some grenache, cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and a splash of viognier grapes. It's savoury, complex and delicious: wow! Cassis, blackberry and cedar forest. Meaty and enticing, full-bodied wonderful with a concentrated weave of anise, cigar box, pepper and meaty notes. Extremely juicy and mouthwatering in a food-happy kind of way. Balanced and delicious: this is a terrific red to red if you're not familiar with South African wines, or even if you are. Highly recommended.

Food pairings: beef.

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This was reviewed July 5, 2014 by

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A robust South African red wine that's a blend of 70% Syrah, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Grenache, 6% Cinsault and 1% Viognier. There were 1735 barrels produced of this wine. Fresh, vibrant, complex, rich and deep. - Community Wine Reviews

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