Our Block's Road cuvee is a careful blend of two 43 year old vineyards located in the Leasingham sub region of the Clare Valley.
With the cool nights, warm days and mostly dry conditions perfect in slowing down the ripening process, elevating the distinctive regional fruit characters, varietal complexity and elegant tannin structures.
Traditional vinification methods, including basket pressing, open fermentation and ageing in a combination of new and seasoned French oak casks, furthering the wines interest and cellaring potential.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Classy notes of red fruits, cigar box, tight cedary oak and hints of garden mint seductively combine on the nose.
Beautifully crafted palate, featuring the flavours of blackcurrents, red fruits and chocolates, well supported by subtle oak chariness and fine grained tannins in a lingering and satisfying finish.
James Halliday Wine Companion, AU
- 95 Points, Special Value
- 2019 Edition
- Hand-picked, basket-pressed, matured for 18 months in French hogsheads. It's unusually richly endowed with juicy blackcurrant fruit from the often reticent Clare Valley in giving cabernet permission to speak. Moreover it doesn't front-end load the wine with tannins.
Melbourne International Wine Competition
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 91+ Points
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown
- Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blocks Road is scented of black currant pastilles, blackberry pie and menthol with hints of bay leaves and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied palate delivers a great intensity of black fruit and cedary flavors supported by firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with hints of dried herbs.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cellaring: Potential of at least 12 - 15 years