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Chocolate Block 2017

Chocolate Block

2017
Swartland (South Africa)
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The name of the most treasured wine in South Africa, Chocolate Block, is probably inspired by its sp...

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/ btl 0.75 L

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Details for Chocolate Block 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The name of the most treasured wine in South Africa, Chocolate Block, is probably inspired by its spice notes, especially those of chocolate and toast from its time in wood, which blend perfectly with a delectable ripe fruit to create a wonderful wine.

Chocolate Block is produced by Boekenhoutskloof, one of the wineries responsible for the spectacular development in winemaking seen in South Africa and a key name on the world stage. They use organic production methods and their wines reflect the Mediterranean character of the Cape Peninsula. This Mediterranean profile is clearly seen through the coupage of Chocolate Block: its backbone is the Syrah variety (70%), although Grenache grapes (15%) bring distinctive fruity aromas and vitality. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, and Viognier give it the final touch.

The wine's deep ruby-red colour gives a clue to the intensity of its aromas of ripe fruit like plums, blackberries and raspberries which combine perfectly with the spiced notes of chocolate and toast gained from its time spent ageing in wood. It has a smooth enveloping texture in the mouth leading up to a round and lingering finish. Undoubtedly, Chocolate Block is a temptation you won't be able to resist.

Vineyard

  • Vine age:Between 5 and 40 years
  • Climate:Mediterranean

Tasting notes

  • ViewIntense / Ruby red
  • Bouquet:Spicy notes / Ripe fruit / Blackberries / Liquorice / Chocolate / Plums / Violets / Raspberry
  • Mouth:Elegant / Flavoursome / Fruit-forward / Long finish / Chocolate / Rounded / Cherries / Well-integrated tannins / Well-integrated wood

Customer reviews

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by: Jose Manuel (04/12/2019) - Vintage 2017

Genial

Es un vino delicioso, y, a su vez, el transporte ha sido perfecto, llegando el contenido dentro de la fecha prevista.

by: Angel (21/06/2019) - Vintage 2017

Sorprendente

Una gran sorpresa. Acostumbrado al tenor anillo sorprende, estructurado, sabroso, paso por boca fácil. Una delicia. Repetiré sin duda. Si

by: Iratxe (08/02/2019) - Vintage 2016

Vino diferente pero muy interesante

Vino diferente pero muy interesante, que probé por primera vez en Sudáfrica tras la recomendación de un experto en vino local.

by: notnasinueh (25/10/2018) - Vintage 2016

espectcular

los vinos sudafricanos no son muy conocidos en España, pero merece la pena probarlo. un vino con mucho cuerpo- es muy importante descantar este vino antes de beber.

by: RBT (30/01/2018) - Vintage 2015

Perfercto

Vino muy bien elaborado, se muestra completo, fuerte en boca, con matizes de chocolate i cafe, aroma muy equilibrado, puede envejecer

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