2018 The Chocolate Block, Boekenhoutskloof

This gets better and better. Structured, finessed, with load of dark fruit, but also an enticing floral character here. Very, very good.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£20.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£120.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    69% Shiraz/Syrah
    13% Grenache/Garnacha
    9% Cinsault
    8% Cabernet Sauvignon
    1% Viognier
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2026
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2018 The Chocolate Block, Boekenhoutskloof

TASTING NOTES

The fact that Boekenhoutskloof produced 2,236 barrels of this Rhône-meets-Bordeaux style blend in 2018 tells you what a flag-waving success it is. Syrah-dominated with the remaining 31% made from Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and a dash of Viognier, it's intense, scented and silky with tobacco spice, bramble and blackcurrant fruit and even a hint of dark chocolate.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
92/100

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