The Chocolate Block is a powerful blend consisting of 69% Syrah, 13% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a touch of Viognier to round it off. This combination results in a fragrant profile of ripe plums and blackberries, alongside notes of licorice, anise, violets, and of course, a touch of chocolate.
On the palate, you'll taste red cherries, black olives, dark fruit, and a subtle acidity. Following that, hints of tobacco and pepper emerge. It's a beautifully full and smooth wine with a long finish.
Winemaker Marc Kent from Boekenhoutskloof embodies the essence of a true South African winemaker while also harboring a secret affection for France. This sentiment is discernible in his wines.
The grapes thrive in the finest vineyards of Swartland. The stony soils rich in granite and slate contribute to a full-bodied flavor. After being handpicked, the grapes spend 12 months in wooden barrels.
Wine connoisseur Tim Atkin awarded the 2019 vintage a score of 92 out of 100. While it's ready to enjoy now, you can certainly cellar it for another 8 years. On the other hand, why wait?
- Vintage may vary due to stock availability
- Not for sale to persons under the age of 18