2022 Boekenhoutskloof, Chocolate Block

South Africa,

£16.84

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • VM-90/100

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Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Vintage

2022

Brand

Boekenhoutskloof

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Alcohol Percentage

14.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Vinous

Reviews

Vinous 90/100

The 2022 The Chocolate Block comprises Syrah (77%, which is slightly higher than usual), Grenache (9%), Cinsault (8%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) and Viognier (1%), with around 70% of the production estate-grown. It is whole berry fermented, matured in 95% used French oak using the "OXO" system to rotate the barrels. It has an attractive, well-defined bouquet with brambly red fruit, mocha and crushed violet scents (no aromas of dark chocolate). The medium-bodied palate has powdery tannins, very well-balanced and fresh, with a surprisingly tensile, engaging graphite-tinged finish. An exemplar of how to create a hugely popular brand whilst upholding quality. [Neal Martin, 02/11/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038

Producer Profile

INTRODUCTION

Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for making fine furniture. Our Boekenhoutskloof label features seven chairs; amongst them the country-style split splat chair made in the neo-classical style with a shouldered top rail and thonged seat from the late 18th century.

Then there’s the Sandveld chair that has two back rails and a thonged seat which made its appearance in the second quarter of the 19th century. The transitional Tulbagh chair was made in the late 18th century, it has a plain back and a shaped top rail with half-round opening.

The chairs on our wine label all pay tribute to the skills of the 18th century craftsmen and their achievements in creating beauty from natural sources, just like the pursuit of fine wine-making.