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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Cinsault Viognier 2013 Wine Review

Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Cinsault Viognier 2013

Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Cinsault Viognier 2013

Western Cape W.O., South Africa

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2015-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Boekenhoutskloof

Agent: Univins And Spirits Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

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.

Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Cinsault Viognier food pairings: roast chicken Marbella, western bbq chicken, vegetable chili.

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This Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Cinsault Viognier 2013 was reviewed on April 2, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

From South Africa's Western Cape, a delicious Syrah blend with small amounts of Cab Sauv, Grenache, Cinsault and Viognier. Aromas of red berries and earth lead to a layered palate giving ripe red fruit, earth, dried herbs, slight mocha and oak. Extra-dry with great structure and lingering elegant finish.
The acidity on this wine is balanced and comes in at 3.8 pH. 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 Review

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