Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2020 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2020 750ml
SKU: 09307

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2020

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Category Red Wine
Region South Africa, Swartland
Brand Boekenhoutskloof
Alcohol/vol 14.69%
Marc Kent is the owner, chief winemaker, and driving force behind The Chocolate Block, which has been nicknamed The Wine With Secrets to Keep and is produced under the Boekenhoutskloof label. The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend - it's even launched a graphic novel. A maverick spirit, Marc is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional, but his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail as he has done with The Chocolate Block. The style in which The Chocolate Block is made reflects Marc's belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. Marc is also the owner of Boekenhoutskloof, Porcupine Ridge, The Wolftrap, Helderberg Winery, and Cap Maritime. 
Wine Spectator
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A stylish red that's fresh and focused, showing expressive aromas and flavors of blackberry, dried lavender, espresso and iron in a well-knit, medium- to full-bodied frame. The long, creamy finish is loaded with spice box and sweet smoke accents. Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. Drink now through 2027. 10,545 cases made, 6,800 cases imported.

August 31, 2022
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Wine Advocate
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Perhaps one of the most floral vintages that I've seen in a while, the 2020 Chocolate Block is a blend of 73% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier. The nose is robust, juicy and expressive with hints of bramble, red and black spice and elegant purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the mouthfeel displays a balanced structure with focused tannins and lifting acidity that frames the mid-palate. Then wine finishes with a delightfully lingering, fruit-forward essence with a kiss of tar, roses and baked rocks. This will have no challenges making it until its 10th birthday. 2,982 barrels were produced. Give it a try.

June 9, 2022
Station Plaza Wine
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