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The Chocolate Block

The Chocolate Block is a complex wine full of black licorice, tobacco, leather, cassis and menthol. The name of course suggests the pairing for this wine, i.e. chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.\

 Producer Boekenhoutskloof
 Region Franschoek
 Country South Africa
 Varietals Blend
 Vintage 2011

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About the Producer

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Boekenhoutskloof

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead...

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