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The Chocolate Block Red 2014

The Chocolate Block Red 750ML 2014      
Sku: 19050

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 Wine & Spirits 88 points
The 2014 Chocolate Block Franschhoek will be the last vintage whose designation is Western Cape, as they can source sufficient fruit from Swartland. A blend of 73% Syrah, 12% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cinsault and 1% Viognier, it has a more reserved bouquet compared to recent vintages, with tertiary/clayey scents infusing the red berried fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite saline on the entry with a dash of bell pepper on the finish.

Wine maker notes
The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend - it’s even launched a graphic novel (see here). While we are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of the 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 best reflect the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine’s charm and personality.

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South Africa
Coastal Region
Paarl
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Franschhoek
Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon
Mourvedre
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Paarl
Appellation: Franschhoek
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Red Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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