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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2015 Wine Review

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2015

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2015

Swartland W.O., South Africa

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Boekenhoutskloof

Agent: Univins And Spirits Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Burnt toast from oak aging and blackened fruit. This is full-bodied in overdrive. 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 mouth-watering 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: roast chicken Marbella, western BBQ chicken, vegetable chilli.

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This Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2015 was reviewed on January 6, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Melanie Lloyd, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A full bodied wine with aromas of dark berries, plum, underwood, violet and a touch of truffle and dark chocolate.

Flavours of blueberries and dark berries. The tannins have a medium structure, and there's a touch of cocoa at the finish. Overall, A nice product!

Tasted November 2017
The Chocolate Block from Swartland wine region is consistently great. Savoury, delicious with its blackberry, cedarbrush and smoky cedarbrush flavours, this full-bodied red is a robust South African red wine blend of 71% Syrah, 15% Grenache Noir, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault and 1% Viognier sourced from that wine region. Nice long finish and a little bit of heat at almost 15% abv. Pair with a South African Bobotje. - Community Wine Reviews

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