Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend

9.1843 ratings
9.041 pro ratings
Franschhoek Valley, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault
Top Notes For
Bassel Sommelier

Lovely bouquet of scents, very soft tannins, needs a bit of time to open up, a great ambassador of South African wines

Lovely bouquet of scents, very soft tannins, needs a bit of time to open up, a great ambassador of South African wines

Jun 30th, 2018
John Needham CSW

Big! But not too big. Really great blend, the Syrah is really fantastic. Great mouth feel and dark red fruit. The finish Keeps on going. Drank a nice Cab blend after this, and it seemed light.

Big! But not too big. Really great blend, the Syrah is really fantastic. Great mouth feel and dark red fruit. The finish Keeps on going. Drank a nice Cab blend after this, and it seemed light.

4 people found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
Adam K.

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. 🤷‍♂️

2 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.

2 people found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
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
Vasilij Uss

Как всегда, великолепный бленд из ЮАР!

Как всегда, великолепный бленд из ЮАР!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2017
Alexander Markowski

Big red. Smooth and light fruit. Great mixture. The Syrah is not compromised by the additional grapes. Reminds me of great French reds.

Big red. Smooth and light fruit. Great mixture. The Syrah is not compromised by the additional grapes. Reminds me of great French reds.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 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