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.
Intense aromas of citrus and saline minerals and vinified in stainless steel tanks to give a pure expression of Santorini Assyrtiko. Match with feta salad, barbecued aubergine, or fresh seafood.
Robert Parker.com "This is a new winery flexing it's muscles. Great wines."
*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).