Chocolate Block - Boekenhoutskloof - Swartland - South Africa
Why do we love it so much? The blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and a splash of white - Viognier. The combination works, producing a powerful wine with good fruit and some spice tempered by flavours of dark chocolate. It۪s great with food. We give them full marks for the name and the presentation too!
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.