Searching for a red wine to accompany my Japanese grilled meat dinner.  Given the smoke that will have during the course of dinner, I opt for cheaper wine.  Drinking an expensive one really seems a waste of money as I will not be able to fully appreciate the wine.  In addition, I would like to opt for a fuller and bolder wine as I afraid wine too elegant would be overpowered by the grilled meat.

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block from South Africa is always a wine I like given its very good value for money.  Yes, the wine is forward and fruit-driven.  It even has an alcohol level of over 14.5%.  Yet, I found it is of a rather restrained style among the Buy Cialis Super Active+ Online Buy cipro online Pharmacy No Prescription Needed New World reds.  For less than HK$200, it is a good choice.

I have previously recommended 2008 The Chocolate Block and the vintage I tried this time is 2009.  Comparing to 2008, the wine is made by grapes of similar proportion.  It is a syrah-dominated wine.  Flavours are mainly red fruits, black fruits and violet.  Light in tannins but still with a good structure.  This wine really made the dinner so much more enjoyable!

Purchased from Watsons Wine Cellar (HK$198 – HSBC Card 15% off)

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