Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Magnum
Chocolate Block is a 2017 red wine from the renowned South African winery. Read more here about the vineyard named ‘Winery of the Year’ 2012, by influential journalist John Platter:
It is a blend of Syrah (64%), Grenache Noir (14%), Cinsault (11%)Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), and also Viognier (1%). Wine of origin certification was given due to all the grapes for the blend being grown in the Swartland.
Complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and strong aromas of white pepper result in an exceptionally perfumed nose. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. Textured and balanced with a slight acidity, the mid palate is rich with cocoa powdery tannins and a definite cedar-wood character derived from French oak. Finally, white pepper lingers on a smooth, lifted finish, resembling Swiss dark hazelnut chocolate.