8th December 2020 by Rachel Wallhouse

The Chocolate Block was one of the very first wines we promoted on our first Christmas over 10 years ago. We loved its big, rich, dark brooding style and it turns out so did a lot of you…!

It has consistently been one of our most popular reds and so we have been able to build up a great relationship with them over time. So again this year we are able to offer a UK exclusive featuring some older vintages that have been specially shipped for us direct from the cellars.
If you enjoy The Chocolate Block now, it only improves as it ages. Also this offers the perfect gift for the Chocolate Block lover. Keep reading to find out about this real treat we have available in store and online


Made by Boekenhoutskloof (try saying that after a few glasses of Chocolate Block!) one of Franschhoek’s leading producers of Syrah or Shiraz. They believe that the vineyards they own are ideally suited to producing red blends specifically from the grape varieties found in the Rhone Valley in France. Thus the Chocolate Block is a big, dark, brooding, rich blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and a dash of Viognier to give it that extra magical touch.

And don’t just think it’s all hype, Boekenhoutskloof were named as ‘Winery of the Year 2020’ by the Platter guide, the benchmark for South African Wines.

So to celebrate our work with ‘The Chocolate Block’ we have managed to secure something very special, a UK exclusive in fact….

We have shipped directly from the Boekenhoutskloof cellars, and with special permission from them, 50 bottles of the 2016 Chocolate Block and 50 bottles of the 2017 Chocolate Block.

These are being made available exclusively to The Whalley Wine Shop mailing list in a special, limited edition trio pack- containing 1 bottle of the 2016, 1 bottle of the 2017 and 1 bottle of the current vintage, 2019. We have only 50 of these trio packs available priced at just £79.99 each!

If you are interested in getting your hands on one of these limited availability packs please: email us directly on mail@thewhalleywineshop.com, call the shop on 01254 822 581 or order online and we can deliver!!