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The Chocolate Block Red Wine Blend

Chocolate Box Wine or Chocolate Block – What is in a name?

Chocolate Box Wine or Chocolate Block?

Nothing is ever straightforward nowadays, and the world is full of misinterpretations and confusion. We all have memories which at times not only become blurred, but also are often distorted.

Google records almost as many searches for Chocolate Box as Chocolate Block. People are thinking to themselves “What was that wine called again? Chocolate Box Wine? Chocolate Block?”

The answer is Chocolate Block, but if you make a small mistake, Chocolate Box will probably do. In the realm of search engines, Box may well be interpreted as Block and get you there anyway.

For the sake of truth and reality we will refer in future to this amazing wine by its real name of Chocolate Block, and give you some details about the real McCoy, rather than some fantasies about a mystical Chocolate Box wine.

Chocolate Block Wine

South African wines have been captivating wine enthusiasts for decades with their unique character, exceptional quality, and a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. Among the many varietals produced in this diverse wine-producing region, one wine has stood out as a true hidden gem – The Chocolate Block. In this blog, we will delve into the world of The Chocolate Block wine, its origins, taste profile, and why it has earned a special place in the hearts of wine connoisseurs around the world.

The Origin Story

The Chocolate Block wine hails from the prestigious Anwilka Vineyards in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This enchanting region is renowned for producing some of the world’s most exceptional wines. The story behind The Chocolate Block’s name is as intriguing as the wine itself. While it might evoke thoughts of cocoa-infused vino, the name is more about the wine’s irresistible, alluring qualities than its taste. Much like a block of rich, decadent chocolate, this wine is captivating, intense, and simply irresistible.

The creators of this exceptional wine, Marc Kent and his team at Boekenhoutskloof, have a passion for pushing the boundaries of winemaking. Marc Kent is known for his pioneering spirit, and The Chocolate Block wine is a testament to his innovative approach to producing wine. Kent and his team source grapes from various vineyards across the Western Cape, each bringing its unique character to the final blend.

It is the Blend that truly defines this wine

One of the unique aspects of The Chocolate Block wine is its blend. This wine is not limited to a single grape variety; instead, it is a harmonious blend of several grape varietals. The dominant grape in the blend is Syrah, which gives the wine its rich, deep, and spicy character. Grenache, a grape that is well-known for adding finesse and elegance, makes up the second significant portion of the blend. This is followed by Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a touch of Viognier, creating a complex and layered wine.

The combination of these grape varietals makes The Chocolate Block a captivating wine, offering a diverse flavor profile. Each grape contributes its unique characteristics, resulting in a symphony of flavors and aromas that will tantalize your taste buds.

Tasting Notes

When you uncork a bottle of The Chocolate Block, you’ll immediately be greeted with an inviting and intense aroma. The nose is filled with dark fruit, spice, and subtle floral notes. Hints of blackberries, plums, and cherries mingle with alluring scents of violet and anise. It’s a bouquet that promises a palate full of intrigue and complexity.

Upon your first sip, the wine’s velvety texture envelops your mouth, giving you a sense of indulgence. The deep, dark fruit flavours intensify, with blackcurrant and blackberry dominating the palate. The Syrah contributes to the wine’s spiciness, offering notes of black pepper and a subtle smoky undertone.

As the wine evolves in your glass, the Grenache adds its signature elegance, imparting soft, rounded tannins that contribute to a long and lingering finish. The addition of Cinsault brings a bright, red berry character, while the Cabernet Sauvignon introduces structure and hints of tobacco and cedar.

One unique feature of The Chocolate Block is the addition of Viognier to the blend. This white grape variety provides a touch of floral and exotic aromatics to the wine, enhancing its complexity and adding depth to the overall experience.

The Chocolate Block is often described as a wine with a beautiful balance between power and finesse. It has the intensity to please those who appreciate robust reds, yet it maintains a refined elegance that appeals to those who seek a wine with depth and character.

Food Pairings

The Chocolate Block’s versatile character makes it a wine that pairs exceptionally well with a wide range of dishes. Its rich and spicy notes complement hearty, flavorful foods. Consider serving it alongside grilled steaks, braised lamb shanks, or a hearty stew. Its fruity and spicy undertones also make it a great match for dishes with exotic spices, such as Indian or Moroccan cuisine.

For a true indulgence, try The Chocolate Block with a plate of fine dark chocolate. The wine’s name might not be a direct reference to chocolate, but the pairing is a match made in heaven, with the wine’s fruitiness and the chocolate’s bittersweet notes creating a delightful combination.

Its Unique Appeal

What sets The Chocolate Block apart from many other wines is not just its taste but its mystique. It’s a wine that inspires intrigue and curiosity. The label, which features a quirky, somewhat enigmatic art design, is just as captivating as the wine inside the bottle. With a simple yet captivating design, it entices wine enthusiasts to explore and discover the hidden depths of this remarkable wine.

The Chocolate Block is a wine that encourages exploration and conversation. Every sip reveals something new and exciting, making it a wine that you can enjoy time and time again. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or just beginning to explore the world of wine, The Chocolate Block is a journey worth embarking on.

The Chocolate Block’s Global Acclaim

It’s not just South African wine lovers who have fallen in love with The Chocolate Block; it has garnered international acclaim and recognition. This exceptional wine has consistently earned high scores from wine critics and publications, further solidifying its reputation as one of the world’s finest blends.

The global demand for The Chocolate Block has been steadily increasing over the years, making it a sought-after wine in many countries. Its limited availability adds to its allure, and many wine enthusiasts eagerly await each new vintage.

In Conclusion

South Africa’s wine scene is a treasure trove of exceptional wines, and The Chocolate Block stands out as a true gem in the crown. Its unique blend of grape varieties and complex flavour profile make it a wine that captures the hearts and palates of those who have the pleasure of savouring it. Whether you’re a wine aficionado looking to expand your horizons or a casual wine drinker in search of something special, The Chocolate Block is an experience you won’t want to miss. So, indulge yourself in a glass of this remarkable wine and discover the enchanting world of The Chocolate Block.

Chocolate Block, or Chocolate Box if you prefer is available now at South African Wines.

You can also find out more about the winery by going to their website by clicking here

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