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Chocolate Box "Dark Chocolate"

100% Shiraz

Barossa Valley

2010

Notes from the Producer

This carefully selected fruit was gently crushed into a series of small open fermenters, where daily rack and returns took place, with careful monitoring of the wines evolvement. Gentle basket pressing took place between 7 to 10 days after crushing.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 18 months of maturation in a mixture of new and used French and American hogsheads, stored in temperature controlled cellars resulted in this flavorsome well made wine.

WineChump Notes

This wine is by Rocland Estate, the same producer that brought us "Ass Kisser" Shiraz and "Ass Kisser" GSM.  "Dark Chocolate" is a step above the Kisser wines from Rocland, as it is aged for two years in both French and American oak.  The nose and finish give this away with smoky vanilla and a full body.  Scoring 90 in Wine Spectator's July 2012 issue, this is a big wine at an excellent price. 


Price: ~$15 - $18