All fruit used in the 2003 Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from estate grown vineyards in the Watervale area of the Clare Valley. The majority of the fruit is dry grown and is both hand pruned and hand picked. Yields average 2-3 tonnes per acre.
Traditional methods of vinification were used, fermentation
taking place in small open fermenters and gently processed
through a basket press. Once blended the wine matured in a
selection of new and used French oak hogsheads for two years.
Deep inky / crimson red with distinct purple hues, a blend of
violets, liquorice and small berry fruits on the nose integrated
with subtle perfumed French oak flavours.
The palate combines leafy berry fruit flavours with hints of
chocolate / liquorice that complex well with French oak. Wine
has a tight acidity with a slightly drying firm tannin finish and a
balanced alcohol smoothness that provides good palate length and
An ageing potential of at least 12 - 15 years with careful