Please form an orderly queue ladies and gentlemen; the latest vintage of The Chocolate Block is back at JN Wine!
We know how many of you can’t get enough of The Chocolate Block’s smooth and velvety texture, ripe red fruit characters and that vanilla/chocolate finish. It means we always sell out before our next allocation is ready, so if The Chocolate Block is your tipple of choice we’d recommend getting your order in early!
Our most popular wine in its price bracket. The Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (71%); Cabernet Sauvignon (12%); Grenache Noir (11%); Cinsault (5%) and Viognier (1%). The wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon), 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels for 16 months before it gets a light egg-white fining and filtration. From renowned South African winery Boekenhoutskloof, it has a sensual bouquet with intriguing nuances of raspberry, strawberry and hints of spice. The palate is medium-bodied, silky smooth with fine tannins. The 2014 is an exotic and vibrant vintage with an iron edge running alongside the inky core of prunes, mulberries, cloves and floral notes. Textured, composed and seamless in style, this is very well-balanced and focused with great freshness and verve and an elegant finish.