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The Chocolate Block 2012

The Experience

Drink When...
You've found the golden ticket
Listen To...
Block Rockin’ Beats
Think About...
About Oompa Loompas
Drink With...
Slabs of meat or potent cheese

The Oddbins Take

As soon as Chocolate Block lands you guys go all Augustus Gloop on us: lapping up that chocolate river like a cacao shortage has just been announced. Well, we can’t blame you, it is awesome. Willy Wonka went to great lengths to produce Magic Hand-Fudge, which “when you hold it in your hand, you taste it in your mouth”. To be honest Boekenhoutskloof make it look easy, we can literally taste the Chocolate Block as soon as we start unloading it from the trucks.

The Vital Statistics

Country
South Africa
Region
Franschoek
Classification
WO Western Cape
Vintage
2012
Drink
2504
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2.4 g/l
14.7%
Alcohol Units
11

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The Style

Grape
Shiraz/Syrah (72%), Cabernet Sauvignon (13%), Grenache (7%), Cinsault (6%), And others
Character
Chunky, Oaked, Rich
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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This shows exactly how good a blend a can be. Rather than being limited to just one region, as much of the Old World is, Boekenhoutskloof take the best fruit from many different regions. Syrah fruit comes from Malmsebury in Swartland where the vines really have to fight to get any water making them super concentrated. Grenache comes from the sandy soils of Piekenierskloof in Citrusdal, perfect for ripening this grape variety. Cabernet and Viognier come from Boekenhoutskloof’s organically farmed vineyards. And finally the Cinsault comes for from twisted old bushvines on Granite soil in Wellington. Using these incredible parts, they then assemble an ultimate wine which is matured in 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels for 18 months, except for the Cabernet which is aged in new oak. Only 1035 barriques were made so grab it while stocks last.