2021 Back Block Shiraz
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Back Block Shiraz
Orignally developed to help local growers with excess fruit over 10 years ago, Back Block has developed into a "reserve" style wine. Sourced from the very best local vineyards and often blended with a percentage of Mount Avoca Estate wine, it shows the benefits of multi-vineyard complexity. A robust full bodied Shiraz in a traditional Australian style with loads of colour and flavour and firm juicy tannins, it is a classic big-hitting Shiraz in a velvet glove.
Dark red, intense opaque with a bright lustre.
Aromas of blackberry jam, just picked black currants and Doris plum, with a subtle roasted coffee and a cracked black pepper overlay.
Fresh, full bodied flavours of blackberry, sweet vanilla cherry, cocoa and toasted hazelnut wrapping around the fine supple tannins from small barrel aging. Plush and rich with lovely intensity balanced by a long clean finish with undertones of raspberry coulis, freshly ground black pepper and toasty oak.
Harvested in the morning, the grapes were picked at optimal ripeness, crushed into stainless steel fermenters for MLF fermentation. The wine was matured with French and American Oak for 18 months. It was fined and filtered before being bottled.
Rich vegetable soup or minestrone or gnocchi followed by roast lamb with seasonal vegetables, beef Bourguignon or Osso Buco, served with polenta, wood-fired sweet potatoes or any grilled or roasted vegetables.
AWARDS & REVIEWS
Wine Showcase: 95 points, Wine Orbit: 94 points.
We're pleased to offer shipping Australia-wide.
Delivery & Shipping Details
Mount Avoca use both couriers and Australia Post to ensure a reliable and efficient delivery service. If you are not at home to accept your delivery, they will leave your wine in a safe place, though Aus Post may leave a card for collection from your nearest post office. Please specify as much detail as possible in the 'delivery instructions' area and we will do our best to ensure a seamless delivery.
Please contact us if you have any delivery concerns, or if you need to make alternative arrangements.
Pricing & Delivery Costs
We're delighted to announce that we now offer free freight in VIC, NSW, ACT, SA & QLD.
If you're based in WA, NT and TAS, we offer $10 flat rate on all shipping too
Please allow 3–5 working days for delivery to capital cities and 1–2 weeks for regional areas and interstate, though we've noticed that delivery times have taken longer since Covid 19 came and went. Customer service is important to us; if we foresee a problem with your delivery we will contact you to discuss it. The above times are guidelines only and may be faster or slower depending on your location.
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- Please include clear delivery instructions and a telephone number on all orders.
- Wine damaged in transit will be returned to Mount Avoca and we will contact you to make alternative arrangements.
- Undeliverable wine will be returned to Mount Avoca and we will contact you to make alternative arrangements. Undeliverable wine will incur an administration fee of $30 for re-shipping.
- As we have no control over shipping Mount Avoca takes no responsibility for the delivery times or loss of orders.
If you have any questions about your order please do not hesitate to contact our friendly cellar door team here.