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Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Swartland 2019

$38

Fragrant with violet and spice box aromatics, this expressive red expands on the palate, showing flavors of ripe raspberry and red currant fruit, singed orange peel and cardamom layered with supple tannins. Zesty finish. Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. Drink now through 2024. 8,000 cases imported.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Dec 15, 2021

Summary

Primary Grape

Syrah / Shiraz

This dark-skinned red grape most likely originated in France's Rhône Valley, which is still considered its most famous home. Syrah is the sole grape in the reds of the Northern Rhône Valley, but it's also a blending partner in Southern Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where it adds structure and body to Grenache-based wines. The grape was brought to Australia in the 19th century, and is better-known there as Shiraz, which it's also sometimes called in South Africa.

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Other Grapes

Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier

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$38

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Swartland 2019

Fragrant with violet and spice box aromatics, this expressive red expands on the palate, showing flavors of ripe raspberry and red currant fruit, singed orange peel and cardamom layered with supple tannins. Zesty finish. Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. Drink now through 2024. 8,000 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Dec 15, 2021

Summary

Primary Grape

Syrah / Shiraz

This dark-skinned red grape most likely originated in France's Rhône Valley, which is still considered its most famous home. Syrah is the sole grape in the reds of the Northern Rhône Valley, but it's also a blending partner in Southern Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where it adds structure and body to Grenache-based wines. The grape was brought to Australia in the 19th century, and is better-known there as Shiraz, which it's also sometimes called in South Africa.

Read More

Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

Other Grapes

Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier

Other Grapes

Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier

Region

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