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The Chocolate Block
The Chocolate Block
The Chocolate Block
The Chocolate Block

The Chocolate Block

This is something of a cult favourite at Waitrose Cellar

An opulent style with super-fine tannins and a luscious palate named for its distinctly chocolately notes. Made in very limited quantities.
Also avaliable as a magnum

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Andrew Riding presents the Chocolate Block wine from Western Cape, South Africa
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Wine at a glance

Colour glass of Red
Full Bodied
  • Bin no: 038102
  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 14.50 %vol
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Closure: Cork
  • Grape: Grenache Cinsault Syrah
  • Region: Western Cape , South Africa
  • Special Features: Vegetarian

This product contains sulphites

It is an offence to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic liquor if you are under the age of 18

Tasting notes

The Chocolate Block, a long standing favourite with Waitrose customers, is a complex blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon with just a hint of Viognier. An opulent style with super-fine tannins and a luscious palate named for the distinctly chocolately notes on both the nose and palate.

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Expert reviews

"This has a massive following among all those people who are lucky enough to discover it. I'm not sure what it is about this wine, but everytime I taste it, it just puts a huge smile on my face. Everytime I drink it it remindes me of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory."

Chocolate Block, Andrew Riding, Waitrose wine specialist
Andrew Riding · Wine Specialist, Waitrose Cellar

Perfect food match

Venison sausages withbalsamic chocolate lgaze with chocolate block

Venison sausages with balsamic chocolate glaze

This rich, satisfying dish is perfect on a cold Autumn evening and its warming properties are enhanced when paired with a glass of Chocolate Block. The undertones of chocolate in the glaze are enhanced by the mint and cocoa notes in the wine, while the blackberry fruit flavours combine well with the spiced venison. Serve with creamy mash and green beans.