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Swartland

The Chocolate Block 2022

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Product Information

Country
South Africa
Region
Swartland
Grape Variety
Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Viognier
Vintage
2022
ABV
14.5%
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
75cl

Description

Typical Syrah on the nose with intense spicy notes which is supported by ripe plum, black fruit and violet aromas. Grippy acidity and well integrated tannins with a well textured and rounded mouth feel. The long, elegant and succulent finish with superb structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Serve with lamb, game and cheeses.

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The Chocolate Block

The Chocolate Block, Boekenhoutskloof is a typical Syrah on the nose, with intense spicy notes which is supported by ripe plum, black fruit and violet aromas.

The Chocolate Block, has grippy acidity and well integrated tannins with a well textured and rounded mouth feel.

The long, elegant and succulent finish with superb structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Serve with lamb, game and cheeses.

TASTING NOTES:

The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof - This vintage shows massive floral perfume with underlying redcurrant, cedar, black pepper, coriander spice and hints of Turkish Delight.

The macerated red fruit carries through onto a palate layered with marzipan, minerals and a superb velvety structure. Textured, composed and seamless in style.
Analysis:

ALCOHOL: 14.5% vol

pH: 3.81

Winemakers comments:

The 2020 Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (73%), Grenache Noir (11%), Cinsault (8%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) and Viognier (1%).

The Chocolate Block wine is the perfect example of identifying “undiscovered” parcels of vineyard with amazing potential and utilizing it to unleash its world class quality.

The Syrah and Viognier fruit come from Malmesbury (Swartland) with its unique growing conditions and dryland farmed vineyards to ensure it deep-rooted vines and therefore optimal concentration of colour, flavour and tannin structure. http://www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za/front

The Grenanche Noir is sourced from Piekenierskloof (Citrusdal) with its very sandy soils and perfect terroir for ripening this grape varietal.

This batch was matured in 600L barrels to retain the unmistakable fruit and freshness on the cultivar.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Franschhoek and the Cinsault is from old bush vines in the Swartland and Piekenierskloof.

The Chocolate Block wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon), 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels for 18 months before it gets a light egg-white fining and filtration. 2,982 barriques were selected for this wine.

Based in Franschhoek, the estate has gained cult status because of the exquisitely balanced wines that reflect the varieties used as much as the soil they come from.

The reputation of the winery is built as much on the outstanding value of the everyday wines as it is on the quality of the flagship bottles.

The top wines from Boekenhoutskloof are made in tiny quantities and have a fanatical following with canny customers buying early to avoid disappointment hence the popularity of The Chocolate Block Boekenhoutskloof.

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