The 2017 vintage of this SA Classic has been awarded 5 stars by Platter's, the most prestigeous South African wine guide. 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. The finish is charry and long, with hints of maraschino cherry, pimento olives and sweet tobacco.

The Chocolate Block 2017

£29.95Price
  • Grape variety

    Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon & Viognier.

  • Country

    South Africa

  • Region

     Franschhoek

  • ABV

    14.5%

  • Producer

    Boekenhoutskloof

  • Bottle size

    75cl