The Chocolate Block 2018

Syrah Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  129353
$39.95
VIN
92
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    The 2018 The Chocolate Block is sourced from the Goldmine and Porseleinberg farms, the Cabernet originating from Voor-Paardeberg, and matured for 16 months in used oak barrels. It offers generous black plum and black currant aromas, pressed rose petals and a touch of menthol. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, and much more structured than the vintages of old (as I have pointed out in previous reviews), displaying fennel, bay leaf and white pepper toward the finish. This feels long in the mouth. A classy Chocolate Block that treads a fine line between commercial and intellectual appeal. Drink date: 2022-2035. Score - 92. (Neal Martin, vinous.com, Nov. 2019)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    November 28, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14.5%
    Made In:
    Swartland, South Africa
    By:
    Vinimark Trading
    Sugar Content:
    3 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Smooth
    Varietal:
    Syrah Blend

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    November 28, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14.5%
    Made In:
    Swartland, South Africa
    By:
    Vinimark Trading
    Sugar Content:
    3 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Smooth
    Varietal:
    Syrah Blend
    RATINGS & REVIEWS

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