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The Chocolate Block 2018 Wine Review

The Chocolate Block 2018

The Chocolate Block 2018

Swartland W.O., South Africa

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2022-2033

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Chocolate Block

Agent: Univins and Spirits Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Chocolate block is a delish, full-bodied red wine blend from the Swartland wine region with smoky dark cherry, cinnamon, clove, pepper spice, savoury herbs, menthol, cocoa and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are structured, grippy. Decant two hours prior to pouring with an equally, smoky, grilled ribeye steak, or cellar for three more years to take the beast.

Food pairings: Bobtje, roast chicken Marbella, western BBQ chicken, vegetable chilli.

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This The Chocolate Block 2018 was reviewed on December 15, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Love the luxurious mouthfeel on this plushy Syrah-focussed red blend from the Swartland wine region. The Chocolate Block 2018 is a rich blend of mostly Syrah with some Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier added to the blend. Smooth and inviting with plum compote, dark cherry, cocoa, baking spice and toasty, smoky flavours on the palate. Enjoy with a chicken mole now or hold for 10 years. Wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from the Goldmine and Porseleinberg farms. Good now, better in 2022. - Community Wine Reviews

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