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The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Shiraz 2011 Wine Review

The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Shiraz 2011

The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Shiraz 2011

W.O., Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2012-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Chocolate Block

Agent: Tandem Selections Inc.

Product: 129353

Product: 10703412

Natalie's Score: 93/100

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.

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Caryl Mostacho rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

Love the complex flavours in this wine. And has a very smooth mouth feel.

Not a coincidence it's called Chocolate Block as the flavours just go so well with dark chocolate and berries.

Delish!
Neil Phillips rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A huge, robust wine from South Africa, reminiscent of some of the better Australian Shiraz in style.

Nose of cassis, black pepper, cedar, leather, burnt rhubarb, sage.

Flavours follow the nose, with mocha and spicy fruit compote. The peppery note is evident, as are herbs. Chewy tannins, this wine goes on for a long time and will be a delight with bloody red meats, or hearty stews. High alcohol, but fully integrated.

Will age likely 5 years.

Tasted June 2014.
This full-bodied red wine is a blend of 69% shiraz, 14% grenache, 11% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cinsault and 1% viognier grapes. This wine was awarded 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) in the 2013 Platter's South African Wine Guide. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, undated.

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