Just Landed

Our Good Friday has just turned in to a great Friday!! We are delighted to report that a small parcel of the highly acclaimed and coveted "Chocolate Block 2021" has safely landed in the warehouse. Chocolate Block 2021 marks the 20th vintage of this iconic wine and is a must-have for any collector or Chocolate Block lover.

Just a reminder that we are open Good Friday and Easter Saturday, but, we will be taking a little break over the Easter weekend and will be closed on Easter Sunday and Monday. Happy Easter.

The Chocolate Block 2021 - 20TH Vintage Edition


Few wines reach the iconic, instantly recognisable status that The Chocolate Block has mastered. It gets its name from a story that the flavours led people to believe it had been made with chocolate when it was first created. Winemaker Mark Kent keeps is tight-lipped about exactly how this wine is made, which is why it has been nicknamed "The wine with secrets to keep".

 While we are not about to reveal all, we can say that the wine style reflects the belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds.  It's always a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. Still, no two Chocolate Blocks are ever the same as the make-up of this wine is tweaked from vintage to vintage to reflect best the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine’s charm and personality.

We can also tell you to act fast as The Chocolate Block quite literally flies out the door.

Winemaker's Tasting Note
Intense blackberry, bramble, and lavender aromas with gentle nuances of potting soil and cured meat dominate a dark and brooding nose. 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. Cacao-powdery tannins are abundant, adding texture and complexity to an almost savoury mid-palate, seamlessly complementing the vivid dark fruits, alcohol and acidity. This is a robust, structured wine, yet it is delicate, poised and elegant at the same time. Black fruits, cuminspice, white pepper, liquorice and hints of garrigue persist on a velvety finish