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.