Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend

9.1362 ratings
8.917 pro ratings
Franschhoek Valley, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Duck, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Adam Knoerzer

I feel like somehow I’ve missed the boat and everyone else loves this a lot more than I do. 🤷‍♂️

I feel like somehow I’ve missed the boat and everyone else loves this a lot more than I do. 🤷‍♂️

3 people found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2019
Scott Rowe

My first South African wine!!
2012 5 way blend of 70 Syrah, 13 CS, 10 Grenache Noir, 6 Cinsault, 1 Viognier.
Big, just kept evolving for hours.

My first South African wine!!
2012 5 way blend of 70 Syrah, 13 CS, 10 Grenache Noir, 6 Cinsault, 1 Viognier.
Big, just kept evolving for hours.

3 people found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 | character, it screams for a stew

Vintage 2012 | character, it screams for a stew

1 person found it helpfulSep 14th, 2021
David Langstaff

Not for me. Sweet edge and very fruit forward. Sorry!

Not for me. Sweet edge and very fruit forward. Sorry!

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2017
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

9.1

Lush, concentrated. Berry-soaked cocoa powder aromas that only intensify on the tongue, leaving with a lingering lingonberry finish. I could drink it every day!

Lush, concentrated. Berry-soaked cocoa powder aromas that only intensify on the tongue, leaving with a lingering lingonberry finish. I could drink it every day!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2017
Rola Haddad

Was too powerful for my already white wined taste buds

Was too powerful for my already white wined taste buds

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2016
Bill Holmes

2013

2013

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2016
Mark Harper

There's no doubt that this is a good wine. Lots of interest. But not convinced that it's worth £22. Probably 50% overpriced.

There's no doubt that this is a good wine. Lots of interest. But not convinced that it's worth £22. Probably 50% overpriced.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2016
Janine Farah

Not that great for the price tag

Not that great for the price tag

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 - powerfull wine, leather, good cab sauv blend

Vintage 2012 - powerfull wine, leather, good cab sauv blend

Nov 26th, 2016