Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2014

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2014 South Africa  Western Cape Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 28397
Region: South Africa, Western Cape
Varietal: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
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"Bursts with raspberries, allspice and a grapefruit-cool-climate-Syrah typicity underscored by dark fruit and floral incense. Structurally more intense than recent vintages with the Porseleinberg Syrah starting to make an impact, with a refreshing acidity luring you back for more. The Viognier adds subtle hi-tone nuances to the aromatic profile and some textural qualities. Bitter dark chocolate on the palate with cold soaked game, black fruit, hints of smoky minerality and oak spice. A pure, focussed, textured and penetrating palate." —winemaker

Blend: 73% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Grenache Noir, 4% Cinsault, 1% Viognier
"The 2014 Chocolate Block Franschhoek will be the last vintage whose designation is Western Cape, as they can source sufficient fruit from Swartland. A blend of 73% Syrah, 12% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cinsault and 1% Viognier, it has a more reserved bouquet compared to recent vintages, with tertiary/clayey scents infusing the red berried fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite saline on the entry with a dash of bell pepper on the finish." —Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Cinsaultpork, ham or chickenGruyereBBQ, egg dishes, Greek cuisine or Indian cuisine
Grenacheroast pork or beefBleu d'Auvergne, Camembert, Chevrotin des Aravis, Fourme d'Ambert or Reblochontomato based sauces, pepper, mushrooms or earthy sauces
Syrahred meat or gameCheddar, Asiago, Canestrato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino, Piaveda, Gouda or Parmesanpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces