*8R* 2018 Boekenhoutskloof "The Chocolate Block" Red Blend (Western Cape, SA)

Weight: 8R
Varietals: 71% Syrah   15% Grenache   8% Cabernet Sauvignon   5% Cinsault  1% Viognier
Region: Western Cape, South Africa

 

The nose is exceptionally intense and complex with red berry fruit juxtaposed against a dark, brooding fruit compote and Swartland violets. The nose exudes aromas of raspberry, mulberry, blackberry, damson, dark chocolate, and licorice with whiffs of cloves, nutmeg, and orange rind. The wine has a soft, smooth entry, a rich mid-palate and the abundance of red and blackberry fruit on the nose follows through with balanced acidity and svelte cocoa powdery tannins.

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