The Chocolate Block 75cl

£20

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Product information

The Chocolate Block has become something of a cult favourite. The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend. While we are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of the wine is a reflection of our belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of this wine is tweaked from vintage to vintage to best reflect the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine’s charm and personality.
Country of Origin
South Africa

Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegetarians

Allergen Information
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
Allergy Information
Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information
Suitable for Vegetarians
ABV (%)
14.5
Units
10.9
Grape Variety
Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier
Tasting Notes
A dense, brooding nose with dark, ripe plums, blackberry and whiffs of liquorice, violets, cocoa and mint. A rich palate with dark cherry, red currant and black olives. Full-bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel.
History
The quest to understand the name of this wine is the stuff of legend. While we are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of the wine is a reflection of our belief that the Cape is eminently suited to blended reds.
The make-up of this wine is tweaked from vintage to vintage to best reflect the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine's charm and personality.
Regional Information
The Swartland vineyards are renowned for slate and granitic soils, creating tension and vibrancy in the wine.
Current Vintage
2018
Vinification Details
The long drought in the Cape has made correct picking dates crucial. With yields being even lower than usual, the quality was exceptional with very concentrated berries. Syrah remains our backbone with Grenache Noir lending a delicate fruitiness and finesse, Cinsault giving floral and ripe strawberry notes and Cabernet Sauvignon contributing good tannic grip and structure in the blend. The wine matures in French oak barriques as well as 2 500L French oak foudres for 12 months.
Producer
Boekenhoutskloof
Agent
Vinimark
Winemaker
Marc Kent
Please drink responsibly
Know your limits
The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week

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20 January 2024 by 
my favourite wine atm

Lovely smooth wine, personally I dont even need food to accompany it.

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09 April 2023 by 
Full bodied, smooth

and very easy to drink

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30 December 2022 by 
Average

Might be better with a good steak as it is very full bodied.

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09 December 2022 by 
Fantastic

Full body red wine, really nice finally a product in the same league of Italian and French wines. Good value for money

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03 July 2022 by 
Highly tannic

A really good well made wine, but really requires food, to soften the tannins. Not a wine to drink in front of the tv.

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