The Chocolate Block
- 750ml


The nose is dense and brooding, yet opulent, with its compote of dark, ripe plums and blackberry and attractive whiffs of liquorice, violets, cocoa and mint. The black fruit and perfume of the nose follow through onto a rich, savoury palate with flavours of dark cherry, red currant, black olives and cured meat. Fine grained, svelte tannins are in perfect balance with the lemony acidity, lending complexity to the mid-palate. The wine is full-bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. The finish is charry and long, with hints of maraschino cherry, pimento olives and sweet tobacco.




This wine is a must with a juicy rump beef steak also with Pork Roasts, Venison fillets and superb rich mature cheeses.

Additional information


Platter Wine Guide 2019, 5 Stars; Tim Atkin Report 2019, 92 Points; Neal Martin in Vinous 2018, 92 Points




Syrah 69%; Grenache 13%; Cinsault 9%; Cabernet Sauvignon 8%; Viognier 1%

Specs / Analysis

14.65%vol RS: 2.70 g/l TA: 5.0 g/l pH: Blend: 3.75