Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2018

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6 bottle(s) at £21.97 per bottle.
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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2018

The nose is dark, intense and brooding with aromas of black cherries, cardamom, sweet tobacco,
espresso and subtle whiffs of perfume. The dark fruit character of the nose follows through onto an
exceptionally complex, juicy palate with gentle nuances of ripe plums, violets, black olives, cloves,
and liquorice. The mid-palate is focused, lithe and elegant with very fine, cocoa powdery tannins.
The wine is medium bodied, very balanced with an earthy, layered character, covering the entire
spectrum of berry fruit - from tart red plums to rich blue and black berries. The finish is svelte, clean
and dry, peppery and lingering, with hints of dried cranberry, tar, graphite and smoke.

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2018

The 2018 Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (69%), Grenache Noir (13%), Cinsault (9%), Cabernet Sauvignon (8%) and Viognier (1%). The effect of the drought has now become even more apparent, making correct picking dates crucial to secure the very best fruit quality. Time spent in the vineyard was therefore essential to ensure timeous picking at optimum phenolic ripeness. With yields being even lower than usual, the quality was exceptional with very concentrated berries and surprisingly good natural analysis. The Swartland vineyards are renowned for its slate and granitic soils, creating tension and vibrancy in the wine. Syrah remains our backbone with Grenache Noir lending a delicate fruitiness and finesse, Cinsault giving floral and ripe strawberry notes and Cabernet Sauvignon contributing good tannic grip and structure in the blend. The Grenache was matured in 600L barriques to retain its unmistakable fruity aromas and a pronounced freshness. The wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon), 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barriques as well as 2 500L French oak foudrés for 12 months before it undergoes a light egg-white fining and filtration. 2 236 barriques were selected for our 2018 vintage.

The nose is dark, intense and brooding with aromas of black cherries, cardamom, sweet tobacco,
espresso and subtle whiffs of perfume. The dark fruit character of the nose follows through onto an
exceptionally complex, juicy palate with gentle nuances of ripe plums, violets, black olives, cloves,
and liquorice. The mid-palate is focused, lithe and elegant with very fine, cocoa powdery tannins.
The wine is medium bodied, very balanced with an earthy, layered character, covering the entire
spectrum of berry fruit - from tart red plums to rich blue and black berries. The finish is svelte, clean
and dry, peppery and lingering, with hints of dried cranberry, tar, graphite and smoke.

Alcohol: 14.65%vol

RS: 2.70 g/l TA: 5.0 g/l pH:

Blend: 3.75 Syrah 69%; Grenache 13%; Cinsault 9%; Cabernet Sauvignon 8%; Viognier 1%

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Vintage 2018
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