Boysenberries, Marzipan, Zigarrenkiste, Hauch von Wacholder
Dunkle Kirschen, scharfer Paprika, Erde, danach seidenfeine, gleichwohl dichte Tannine. Muskulös aber konzentrierte Finesse
Block 6 Shiraz 2015, Single Vineyard. Alte Reben von 1892, 96 Points WBM 01/2018
100% Shiraz, 14,5% Vol%, Produziert: 285 Kisten
23 Monate auf französischer und amerikanischer Eiche
* 95+ Punkte Gary Walsh - Wine Front What can you say about Block 6? I trod through it in April, and it’s quite a site/sight, planted in 1892, rugged old vines, cracking red clay in parts, and gravel on the lower sides. Winemaking baton passed from the gifted Andy Coppard, who, I feel, brought the wines into a renaissance period, to Duncan Kennedy, who seems to have a firm grasp on things too. History in every glass. Almost palpable. 570 six packs produced in 2015.
Old vine wines can be given many free kicks, but most often, when you taste, there’s a depth and concentration to the fruit that’s rarely found in wines made from younger vines. Red and black fruits, vanilla custard, iron, spice, Chinese master stock with plenty of star anise. Full bodied, inky ferrous tannin, black olive and toasty oak, slightly too firm acidity, though it can’t master the intensity of fruit – that can’t be defeated – cloves, ginger biscuits, coal, and a long fresh finish slick with iron and graphite tannin and more red fruit than black. Bring it. So much more to come. Truly an icon of Australian Shiraz. Trinkreife 2022 - 2035+. (Gary Walsh Wine Front Tasted 17. August 2017)
* 96 Punkte (Gold) Jane Faulkner publiziert am 01. August 2018 (Halliday)