TOP GOLD MEDAL
Royal Adelaide Wine Show – 2018
JAMES HALLIDAY’S TOP 100 WINES OF 2018.
“Shiraz, grenache and mataro sourced from some of the 150yo vines on the estate. The price is extremely low for a wine with such history. Red, blue and black berry fruits are woven together by a gently savoury film of tannins and subtle oak justifying the choice to drink it now or much later”.
BUTCHERS BLOCK RED
SHIRAZ • GRENACHE • MATARO
(46%) (38%) (16%)
Named in honour of our family’s original use for the building that now houses our Cellar Door, the Butchers Block Red is a structured, fruit- driven & medium bodied wine. A crowd-pleasing style of wine that offers excellent value for money.
High spring rainfall and consistent temperatures throughout the growing season saw higher yields coupled with excellent avour intensity. Overall, an exceptional year.
A medium-bodied palate with red and black berries. Layers of spice, dark plum, cassis and berry fruit adorn the palate - pleasantly held together by ne tannins. Smooth & delicious.
Each varietal is vini ed & aged individually in French oak barrels before the nal blending process. Shiraz adds the generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mataro the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance. Balance is crucial, each varietal’s contribution is evident, yet nothing competes for your attention.