The Chocolate Block

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Regular Price: €34.95

Special Price €27.95

Quick Overview

The Chocolate Block is is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Viognier which differs from year to year. It is smooth, fine and balanced and has been a cult wine for many years now.

Explosive nose with great depth of spiced fruit and violet-infused perfume. Striking freshness on a firmly structured palate with elegant and supple tannins. Spicy oak aromas covering a rounded mid-palate that reveals layers of fruit with intense purity. 

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The Chocolate Block

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2014

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2014


Additional Information

Goes well with Beef, Chocolate, Duck, Game, Lamb, Roast Chicken, Roast Meats, Roast Turkey, Spicy food, Thai food
Country/Region South Africa, South Africa/Franschhoek
Grape type Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache/Garnacha, Viognier
Drinking style Ripe, full-bodied, oaky


Founded in 1776, Boekenhoutskloof is one of the oldest farms situated up the "Valley" in the Franschhoek foothills. Marc Kent is the winemaker, cellarmaster, and part owner of this homestead and wine farm.

There is a 250-year old wolf trap on Boekenhoutskloof and the name is a tribute to the pioneers who in the early days of the Cape erected a wolf trap, mistakenly believing that wolves inhabited the area. To date, no wolf either real or mystical has been seen in the valley.

Boekenhoutskloof, the Franschhoek winery that shot to prominence with its first Syrah (1997) and is today rated among the Cape's leading producers. Only approximately 600 cases of the Syrah, 800 of the Cabernet are produced. Boekenhoutskloof's has a more available second label, Porcupine Ridge.

The flagship range - which includes the very good Sémillon, also made in tiny quantities - was consciously formulated through Kent's own preferences, grape availability and his desire to focus on Franschhoek. The Chocolate Block is lively purple colour with rich ripe berries on the nose. Medium bodied with fruity blackberry, sour cherry, grape and candy flavours. Hints of chocolate and spice are lurking underneath, too.

Free next day delivery in Ireland for orders of 12 bottles or spend of €150 when ordered before 1pm. Otherwise, just 7.50