The Chocolate Block, Boekenhoutskloof, Western Cape, South Africa 2019



Chocolate Block has become such a sought after wine that every year UK importers run out before the next vintage has arrived. Exotic and vibrant it’s complexity is partly due to the mix of grapes, with the wine being made up of Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Viognier, which all add different characteristics to the juice with the name Chocolate Block reflecting the intense chocolately notes.

The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. The midpalate is rich, textured and balanced with integrated acidity, cocoa powdery tannins and a definite cedarwood character derived from French oak. White pepper lingers on a smooth, lifted finish.

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