The quest to understand the name of this wine, as well as the wine itself, is now the stuff of legend. While we are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of this wine is a reflection of our belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of this wine is tweaked from vintage to vintage, to better reflect the season and the character of the ancient vines that are such an integral part of the wine's charm and personality.
TASTING NOTE: Plush & generous but serious, with structure & underlying power yet youthful and floral, with Asian spices, bramble and blueberry fruit, some tannic backbone and the potential to age further in bottle. It has a very well defined bouquet of blackberry, raspberry coulis, crushed rose petals, hints of orange peel and minerals. This is much more detailed and classic in style than previous vintages.
The Chocolate Block
- Country - South Africa
- Region - Western Cape
- Grape - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier
- Food Match - Beef & Steak, Cured Meats, Lamb
- Alcohol - 14.5%
- Size - 75cl