From Boekenhoutskloof Winery in Franschhoek, South Africa, we bring you the new vintage of Chocolate Block.
From Boekenhoutskloof Winery in Franschhoek, South Africa, we bring you the new vintage of Chocolate Block. This shipment is expected to sell out, and quickly, so don't "think about it".... The nose is a compote of dark fruit with an abundance of perfume and savoury whiffs of cured meat, black olives and cigar box.
Fruity yet well balanced red, with good acidity and benign tannins, from 100% Agiorgitiko grapes.
Dark purple color, robust and exuberant body with soft, well-made tannins and rich flavor. Aromatic profile of red fruits such as cherry and strawberry combined with light smoky notes and sweet spices.
Get your hands on a parcel of the 2019 Idylle rose. This vintage is being acclaimed by critics to be the best ever produced. Produced in Greece but as Provencal as it could possibly be, the 2019 is brilliantly balanced. Pale, salmon-pink. This really is classy rose.
*ARRIVES DECEMBER 2020* This wine honours long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez and his relentless pursuit of quality. 86% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah from a small ridgetop site along the Vaca Mountains, just south of Stags Leap District. It is aged for 30 months in 100% new French barrels (Troncais & Allier).
Albariño from a prestigious region of Galicia, tropical on the nose, with pineapple and passion fruit balanced by flowers and a juicy mouthful of apricot and mango.
Food Matching: It pairs perfectly with mussels, squid, octopus, also risottos and marinated or spiced fish.
A fresh bouquet of peach and apricot leading to a rich and full palate with a hint of lemony acidity. Clean and well balanced with a dry, concentrated finish.
Food Matching: From the Rais Baixas in northern Spain, this Albarino pairs brilliantly with local seafood fare. Locals try it with spiced Octopus Pinxtos.