Wine of the Month: April 2018
We choose our Wine of the Month to highlight some of the great bottles from around the world. No matter what the style, you can be certain that if it's our Wine of the Month, then you won't be disappointed. This month we've chosen:
The Chocolate Block 2016Please wait Please wait
A luscious, big-hearted red wine from top South African producer Boekenhoutskloof, The Chocolate Block is bursting with dark-berry fruit, a lick of spice and a hint of mocha – absolutely perfect with a big hearty steak or spring lamb.
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From the Producer
- Nose: Exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper.
- Palate: Structured and opulent with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. The mid-palate is rich, textured and balanced with, cocoa-powder tannins and a cedarwood character derived from French oak.
- Finish: Smooth and lifted, with notes of white pepper.
Established way back in 1776, Boekenhoutskloof is one of finest estates in South Africa, with award-winning winemaker Marc Kent currently at the helm. Located in Franschhoek, a beautiful part of the Western Cape, the winery has won countless awards for its range, and was also named Winery of the Year in 2012 in the highly respected Platter's South African Wine Guide.