Explosive nose with great depth of spiced fruit and violet-infused perfume. Striking freshness on a firmly structured palate with elegant and supple tannins. Spicy oak aromas covering a rounded mid-palate that reveals layers of fruit with intense purity.
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Founded in 1776, Boekenhoutskloof is one of the oldest farms situated up the "Valley" in the Franschhoek foothills. Marc Kent is the winemaker, cellarmaster, and part owner of this homestead and wine farm.
There is a 250-year old wolf trap on Boekenhoutskloof and the name is a tribute to the pioneers who in the early days of the Cape erected a wolf trap, mistakenly believing that wolves inhabited the area. To date, no wolf either real or mystical has been seen in the valley.
Boekenhoutskloof, the Franschhoek winery that shot to prominence with its first Syrah (1997) and is today rated among the Cape's leading producers. Only approximately 600 cases of the Syrah, 800 of the Cabernet are produced. Boekenhoutskloof's has a more available second label, Porcupine Ridge.
The flagship range - which includes the very good Sémillon, also made in tiny quantities - was consciously formulated through Kent's own preferences, grape availability and his desire to focus on Franschhoek. The Chocolate Block is lively purple colour with rich ripe berries on the nose. Medium bodied with fruity blackberry, sour cherry, grape and candy flavours. Hints of chocolate and spice are lurking underneath, too.
|Grape type||Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Cinsault, Grenache/Garnacha|
|Drinking style||Ripe, full-bodied, oaky|
|Country/Region||South Africa, South Africa/Franschhoek|
|Goes well with||Roast Turkey, Roast Chicken, Chocolate, Thai food, Spicy food, Duck, Lamb, Beef, Roast Meats, Game|
FREE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OF 12 BOTTLES OR €150
Delivery is free on all orders of 12 or more or on any order over €150, anywhere in Ireland. For smaller orders our standard delivery charge is only €7.50 per delivery address.
10% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU BUY 12 BOTTLES
Along with FREE delivery, you'll also get 10% off. 10% discount is offered on all wines not already on offer, in the case of products being on promotion or discounted then no further discount applies.
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