Vineyard Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon

Current vintage

2014

As the name implies, Three Blocks is sourced from three very different premium McLaren Vale vineyards.

Appearance

Deep cherry red.

Bouquet

Fresh leafy lifted cinnamon and cigarbox, overlaying red berry fruits, dark chocolate, roast chestnuts and black cardamon.

Palate

Fleshy blackcurrant, black cherry and mulberry flavours lead into a blueberry muffin and milk chocolate mid palate. The crunchy, savoury and linear grape tannins integrate with elegant oak tannins to give the wine fantastic length, finesse and balance.

Winemaking

‘Three Blocks‘ is sourced from three very different premium McLaren Vale vineyards each featuring different soil types; One vineyard has well drained sandy loam soils over silica sand and clay formation, the second, grey sand over North Maslin sandstone and the third featuring black Biscay clay over Pirramimma sandstone. The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night between March 12 - 28 when fruit flavours, grape tannins and acids all reached maturity and balance. Fermentation on skins was for 8 - 10 days with all of the wine completing barrel fermentation. Considered maturation of each vineyard batch in oak specifically matched to these Cabernet vineyards from a range of French coopers. The batches were shifted between different oak types to impart layers of flavour and enhance the structure during the wine’s 18 month maturation in new to 4 year old oak barrels. The final blend used different percentages of each of the vineyard parcels to achieve the layers of flavour and tannin profile we desired when initially creating the blend.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

A vibrant and elegant wine which will drink well from late 2016 onwards and will reward careful cellaring till at least 2025 and beyond.

Awards

Blue Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Comp 2017
Double Gold Medal China Wine and Spirits 2017
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
Gold Medal Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017
Silver Medal, International Wine + Spirit Competition 2016

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2014 Three Block Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting notes

Recipe Card : Pesto Rubbed Baby Lamb Rump with Waxy Potatoes, Du Puy Lentils, Braised Onion and Lamb Reduction

Recipe Card : Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Lamb with Smoked Garlic and Potato Puree

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  • Retail$38.00

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