Scottish Food Recipes & Tasting Notes

We’re a passionate bunch at Monteiths with a real flavour for freshly prepared, locally sourced Scottish food alongside great cocktails. Our team have curated a selection of great food & drink Scottish recipes for you to try at home. Hopefully these give you a taste of what we’re all about.

The Chocolate Block

If you like your red wine to pack a punch, then look no further than “The Chocolate Block” from renowned South African winemakers Boekenhoutskloof. This blended red has developed a cult following thanks to its unique flavour profile and the Western Cape’s Mediterranean climate is ideal for creating punchy flavours and expert blends!

The Chocolate Block is a blend of five stand-out varietals from the winery’s vast holdings. The most dominant grape is Syrah which accounts for 70% of the wine, with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon (13%), Grenache Noir (10%),  Cinsault (6%) and Viognier (1%).The wine is matured in French oak barrels to add an extra layer of flavour and complexity.

This wine is strongly perfumed with a distinctly floral nose that hints at Turkish Delight tempered with a distinctive spice reminiscent of black pepper and coriander. Combine this with the redcurrant fruitiness on the palate and a smooth yet rich velvety mouth feel and you’re on to a winner.

The Chocolate Block is available on Monteiths Cellar Selection for £59 a bottle.

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