The Chocolate Block Impériale (6 Litre) Bottle

The legendary Chocolate Block style is a reflection of the belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of the wine is tweaked from vintage to vintage to best reflect the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine’s charm and personality. The Chocolate Block 2021 marks the 20th vintage of this iconic wine, which is a blend of Syrah 74%; Grenache 10%; Cinsault 8%; Cabernet Sauvignon 7% and Viognier 1%. Intense blackberry, bramble, and lavender aromas with gentle nuances of potting soil and cured meat dominate a dark and brooding nose. The abundance of perfume and the earthy character of the nose follows through generously onto a powerful palate, with a lush compote of blueberries, ripe plums, black currants & cherries. Cacao powdery tannins are abundant, adding texture and complexity to an almost savoury mid-palate, seamlessly complementing the vivid dark fruits, alcohol and acidity. This is a robust, structured wine, yet it is delicate, poised and elegant at the same time. Black fruits, cumin spice, white pepper, liquorice and hints of garrigue persist on a velvety finish.

Wine File
Producer:
Boekenhoutskloof
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Coastal Region
Sub Region:
Swartland
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Syrah/Shiraz
Bottle Size:
600cl
Alcohol:
14.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
87
Regular Price
£300.00
Sale Price
£300.00
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