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  • A delicious bargain from the stunning Franschhoek valley.
  • Unpretentious, crowd-pleasing & silky smooth.
  • Deep, juicy flavours lifted with just a touch of Viognier freshness.

Tasting Notes

Colour Purple-Red
Nose A enticing nose, with an abundance of ripe plum, candied cherries, a slight peppery note and hints of fresh violets.
Palate Juicy and vibrant, with hints of smoky oak spice. Dense, rich blackberries, plum and pepper from the Syrah dominant blend are met with smooth and supple tannins.
Food Pairing Biltong styled charcuterie platter.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Boekenhoutskloof was originally established in 1776, in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley. Boekenhoutskloof is a founder member of the Franschhoek Mountain Conservancy, an initiative to improve to improve fire management and fynbos conservation in the valley. Their red blend (also known as the "Baby Chocolate Block") is a fusion of 86% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre and 1% Viognier. The Syrah component has been slightly increased from previous vinages, with partial maturation on French oak for 9 months.
Variety Red Blends
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Franschhoek Valley
Country South Africa
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Franschhoek Valley
Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of South Africa where splendid wines are grown.


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