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2008 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Franschhoek
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
(a blend of 69% syrah, 12% grenache, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cinsault and 2% viognier): Bright, dark ruby-red. Sexy, precise aromas of black raspberry, violet, licorice, woodsmoke and spicecake. Silky on entry, then bright and savory in the middle, with very good intensity to the dark berry flavors. Seems more serious than previous vintages. Today the wine's suave tannins cover the fruit on the brisk but seamless finish. I'd cellar this impressively long blend for at least a couple of years.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
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