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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Red 2014

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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Red 2014 750ML      
Sku: 54581

The name "Boekenhoutskloof" comes from the Cape beech, or Kaapse boekenhout, a tree indigenous to Franschhoek and once used by the Cape Dutch for furniture making. It is pronounced, not easily, bok-un-hoatscloof. The winery's white-washed, Dutch-style farmhouse, dated 1771, once stood in an orchard; pears still plump up in the trees around it. Kent and his partners, including South Africa's consummate ad-men John Hunt and Reg Lascaris, have never advertised the wine. And still the bottles - each with a sleek hand-torn label picturing seven different Capestyle chairs, one for each partner - keep selling out.

Tasting notes
An expressive nose with intense dark cherry spiced raspberry, black fruit and violet-infused perfume. With time another dimension of rusticity and fleshiness is revealed with underlying earthy notes. The palate is firmly structured, yet elegant, with supple tannins and spicy oak aromas covering a rounded mid-palate that reveals purity of fruit and a lifted freshness. Classically styled with integrated tannins and balanced acidity to ensure a long, succulent and textured finish.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 14.7%

Country: South Africa
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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Rating:
Name: Eileen from Florida
Review:
This is a delicious blend of red wines. Subtle flavors that keep delivering. Really good.