The Chocolate Block 2013 - 1 x 750ml
The 2013 Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (71%); Cabernet Sauvignon (12%); Grenache Noir (11%); Cinsault (5%) 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 the 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 at an elevation of almost 800m. 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 Stellenbosch. 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 (nine 2500L French oak foudres also came into production) for 16 months before it gets a light egg-white fining and filtration.
An exotic and vibrant vintage with an iron edge running alongside the inky core of prunes, mulberries, cloves and boasting floral notes. Firm ripe tannins on the palate covered by plums, blackberries and olive tapenade. Textured, composed and seamless in style
Please note, the delivery times below are estimates only.
Despite our best efforts, these estimated times may be affected by stock availability.
In most instances, the following times from duly paid for order to delivery will apply.
- To Cape Town and surrounds: 2 – 4 business days
- To JHB, PTA and Durban: 4 – 6 business days
- To regional areas*: 6 – 8 business days
- To remote areas**: 8 – 10 business days
We deliver between 09h00 and 17h00 on business days (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding South African public holidays).
*Regional areas: 50-100km outside of CPT, JHB, PTA and DBN.
**Remote areas: Areas in South Africa other than the main centres and regional areas. 100km+ outside of CPT, JHB, PTA and DBN
For specially sourced products that are unavailable for prompt delivery, delivery may take an additional 10-21 days. Should this apply to a product you have ordered, we will notify you via email .
R75 for orders under R1000 within the Western Cape
R95 for orders under R1000 outside the Western Cape
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Wine Sold By Vintage
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