2020 Blackjack Block 6 Shiraz

2020 Blackjack Block 6 Shiraz

Tasting Note:

Blackjack Vineyards is situated on an easterly slope, in the old Apple and Pear growing district of the Harcourt Valley on the foothills of Mt.Alexander. Although just south of Bendigo, the climate is considerably cooler, and normally blessed with “Indian Summer” autumns – cool night and warm clear day- allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. The soil is mostly very old, and not overly fertile, granitic soils. The vineyard is hand pruned and hand-harvested. The Block 6 Shiraz block was planted in 1998.

The Wine

Fermented in traditional open fermenters, hand plunged and aged in small French oak barriques for 22 months.

Crimson red colour. Clean and defined plum and dark berry aromas on the nose. Spice as well.

Palate is is full and gernerous, dark berry and plum, cinnamon and spice. A savouriness adds complexity and depth

 Fine grape and French oak tannins add backbone to an extended  and elegant finish.

Delicious with a classic veal Osso Bucco

Suggested cellaring: 4-10 years

Rob Geddes The Gold Book: 95 pts

" Has loads of complexity from the vineyar,blueberry and fresh thyme fruit aromas.with the oak tucked in behind the fruit... refined silky shiraz berry fruits...."  www.thegoldbook.com.au

WineFront Campbell Mattison 93+

It’s bold, it’s tannic, it’s balanced and it’s quite beautiful. This is a full-bodied Australian red wine, done very well. It offers blackberry and plum, eucalypt and earth, twigs and spice notes – with a gentle veneer of smoky vanillin oak drawing it all together. There’s real grunt here, real presence

Technical Analysis at bottling
Suggested Cellaring 4-10 years
Harvested March 2020
Bottled March 2022
pH 3.59
TA 6.4g/l
Alc. 14.5%
2020 Blackjack Block 6 Shiraz
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