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The 2012 Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (70%) Cabernet Sauvignon (13%) Grenache Noir (10%) Cinsault (6%) and Viognier (1%). This wine is the perfect example of identifying “undiscovered” parcels of vineyard with amazing potential and utilizing it to unleash its world class quality. The Syrah and Viognier fruit come from Malmesbury (Swartland) with its unique growing conditions and dryland farmed vineyards to ensure it deep-rooted vines and therefore optimal concentration of colour, flavour and tannin structure. The Grenanche Noir is sourced from Piekenierskloof (Citrusdal) with its very sandy soils and perfect terroir for ripening this grape varietal. This batch was matured in 600L barrels to retain the unmistakable fruit and freshness on the cultivar. The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Franschhoek and the Cinsault is from old bushvines in the Swartland and Piekenierskloof. The wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon), 2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels for 18 months before it gets a light egg-white fining and filtration. 1735 barriques were selected for this wine.
Ripe red fruits combine with interwoven oak to give touches of spice, cherries and a hint of liquorice. A beautifully elegant, lasting finish.