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Chocolate Block 2019

Chocolate Block

2019

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

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£35.15

/ 0.75 L btl

(£32.22 x12)

Wine Chocolate Block 2019

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2019

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: CB (04/12/2017) - Vintage 2015

Une belle decouverte

Un vin qui monte et qui merite son succes Un assemblage de Syrah, Grenache et Cabernet Sauvignon Bien eleve en fut de chene mais pas trop lourd Couleur rouge profonde avec des aromes de fruit rouge et de chocolate Il porte bien son non Une veritable decouverte d'Afrique du Sud

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: BUBENICEK Thierry (16/07/2020) - Vintage 2017

Vin étonnant

Robe rouge rubis intense. Nez riche et varié. Très épicé avec des notes de poivre, de cannelle et de bois. Bouche riche et complexe avec des nuances de réglisse.

by: Bill_shankly (08/03/2017) - Vintage 2015

Exquisito

Un vino tan diferente como exquisito. Varias uvas, muy bien conjuntadas. Una opción realmente interesante y a buen precio. Muy recomendable.

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