The Chocolate Block
- 750ml

R245.00

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.

WIN-BO-CH750

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Description

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

Additional information

Awards

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

Vintage

2018

Blend

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