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93 points - Tim Atkin MW
The Chocolate Block 2021 marks the 20th vintage of this iconic wine. This vintage experienced moderate weather conditions throughout, extending into the onset of flowering and even into November, where a decent amount of rainfall was experienced. This had a positive effect and contributed to optimal flowering and fruit set. The cooler growing season was beneficial for a slow and extended ripening period, resulting in excellent grape quality. The first grapes were picked on February 5th – slightly later than usual, in what would become the lengthiest harvest to date. The 2021 wines show a beautiful, restrained elegance due to the extended hang times and mild growing season.
The 2021 Chocolate Block is a blend of 74% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier. It has intense aromas of blackberry, bramble, and lavender with subtle nuances of earth and cured meat. The abundance of perfume and the earthy character of the nose follows through generously onto a powerful palate, with a lush compote of blueberries, ripe plums, black currants & cherries. This is a robust, structured wine, yet it is delicate, poised and elegant at the same time. Black fruits, cumin spice, white pepper, liquorice and hints of garrigue persist on a velvety finish.
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