A TRUE SOUTH AFRICAN CLASSIC. The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend
Rhone Style Blend
The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. The midpalate is rich, textured and balanced with integrated acidity, cocoa powdery tannins and a definite cedarwood character derived from French oak. White pepper lingers on a smooth, lifted finish.
Due to its multi layeredness, it is an ideal meal companion. Whether with pasta, dark meat or roast, this red blend always impresses.
Syrah 79%; Grenache 11%; Cabernet Sauvignon 6%; Cinsault 3%; Viognier 1%. This wine is a complex blend of five grape varieties in which Syrah constitutes by far the largest part. This explains the grand interplay of ripe fruits with the clearly noticeable spices. Besides, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir contribute even more richness; Cinsault and Viognier harmoniously round off the blend.
With the The Chocolate Block, the winery Boekenhoutskloof has created a true icon of the South African wine world. The estate is convinced that the special climate of the country is simply made for excellent red blends.
The wine is matured in French oak barrels for 16 months. A pleasure right away, this noble wine from South Africa will keep in an appropriate cellar for many years.
Alcohol: 14.3% vol
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