Hard to believe there's a portion of this wine sourced from 150yr estate owned vines. At this price? What? Named in honour of the family’s original use for the building that now houses the Cellar Door.
Hard to believe there's a portion of this wine sourced from 150yr estate owned vines. At this price? What?
Named in honour of the family’s original use for the building that now houses the Cellar Door, the Butchers Block Red is a 50/41/9 blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro.
"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." 95pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.