The Chocolate Block 2021, Boekenhoutskloof

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Region:
Western Cape
Grape Variety:
Syrah/Shiraz
Grape Variety:
Grenache/Garnacha
Grape Variety:
Cinsault
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14.5%
Vintage:
2021

The Chocolate Block 2021 marks their 20th vintage of this iconic wine - the usual suspects are present with this vintage compromising of majority Syrah, with the rest Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Viognier to round out this exceptional bottle of South African red wine. The 2021 vintage, although somewhat riper, shows lower alcohol and good natural acidity, which should develop very well for years to come. Vegan friendly, this release was bottled at 14.5% abv from 3349 hand selected barriques.

From brilliant winemaker Gottfried Mocke - Tim Atkin MW's Winemaker of the Year 2021: "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."

Region:
Western Cape
Grape Variety:
Syrah/Shiraz
Grape Variety:
Grenache/Garnacha
Grape Variety:
Cinsault
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14.5%
Vintage:
2021