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Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa

Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa

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Tasting Note: Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley

The Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon, a creation of Rocland Estate within the illustrious Barossa Valley, presents a captivating exploration of what this famed Australian wine region can achieve. This full-bodied red boasts a lineage of meticulously sourced grapes, both from Rocland's own esteemed vineyards and from trusted contracted growers within the valley. The result is a wine brimming with promise, enticing the drinker to delve into its depths.

Visual: The first impression is one of elegance. The wine pours a deep, near-opaque garnet, hinting at the richness to come. Held to the light, it reveals a vibrant ruby core, showcasing its youthful vibrancy.

Nose: On the bouquet, an array of aromas unfolds, each vying for attention. Ripe blackcurrant dominates at first, its lush juiciness mingling with the subtle earthiness of damp forest floor. As the wine breathes, more nuanced notes emerge. Delicate hints of vanilla bean add a touch of creaminess, while a whisper of cassis adds a touch of blackcurrant's more herbaceous cousin. The intriguing surprise, however, is the gentle suggestion of minty chocolate, a playful wink to the wine's name and a promise of intriguing complexity.

Palate: The first sip of Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon confirms the richness hinted at by its colour. The full-bodied structure coats the palate with a luxurious, velvety texture. The initial impression is one of ripe, dark fruit – a cascade of blackcurrant and plum intermingling with a hint of blackberry. Yet, the fruit is beautifully balanced by a refreshing acidity that cuts through the richness, ensuring a lively and engaging experience. The subtle oak influence, seamlessly integrated, adds a touch of spice and vanilla, complementing the fruit profile without overwhelming it. The intriguing hint of mint from the nose reappears on the mid-palate, adding a fascinating layer of freshness and intrigue. This interplay of elements culminates in a long, lingering finish that leaves a pleasant echo of dark fruit, cocoa, and subtle earthiness.

Food Pairing: The Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon's bold personality makes it a perfect partner for a variety of robust dishes. Grilled or roasted red meats, such as steak, lamb, or venison, would be excellent companions. The wine's richness can also stand up to hearty stews and casseroles. For a vegetarian pairing, consider portobello mushrooms or lentil burgers with strong flavour profiles. Cheese lovers can rejoice, as this Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with mature cheddar or a robust blue cheese.

Overall: The Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon is a delightful expression of Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It showcases the region's capacity for producing full-bodied, fruit-forward wines with remarkable complexity. The balance between power and finesse, the intriguing interplay of fruit, spice, and mint, and the wine's overall approachability make it a truly captivating drinking experience. Whether enjoyed alongside a celebratory meal or savoured on its own, the Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon is sure to impress.


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