Intense blackberry, bramble, and lavender aromas with gentle nuances of potting soil and cured meat dominate a dark and brooding nose. The abundance of perfume and the earthy character of the nose follows through generously onto a powerful palate, with a lush compote of blueberries, ripe plums, black currants & cherries. Cacao-powdery tannins are abundant, adding texture and complexity to an almost savoury mid-palate, seamlessly complementing the vivid dark fruits, alcohol and acidity. This is a robust, structured wine, yet it is delicate, poised and elegant at the same time. Black fruits, cumin spice, white pepper, liquorice and hints of garrigue persist on a velvety finish.
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Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’- Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree. In 1993 the farm and homestead were bought and restored and a new vineyard planting program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier. Other properties in Stellenbosch, Hemel-en-Aarde and Swartland have since been added.
The lady embossed on the top of each bottle is the figurehead of Boekenhoutskloof. She is an adaptation of an early silver hallmark of the Cape of Good Hope and she carries the dove of peace and hope. Guarding over Boekenhoutskloof, she represents intrinsic quality, which those at Boekenhout prize above all else.
The first vintage of The Chocolate Block was produced in 2002. The style of this wine reflects the belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of the wine is tweaked from vintage to vintage to best mirror the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine’s charm and personality.