Excellent value Cabernet from one of the oldest names in Coonawarra!
In the glass, this is deep and dark in colour with a crimson rim. Opening with classic Cabernet aromas of dark berries - perfumed blackberry and cassis vie for your attention with subtle tobacco and bay leaf notes apparent in the background.
A sip reveals a mouth-filling palate, flavours of ripe cassis and mulberry are elegantly weighted with dusty cedar oak and ultra fine grained tannins complementing this beautifully. The finish goes on and on with flavours of blackberry and a touch of tobacco lingering.
From the Winery
Component wines for the Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon were fermented on skins for 7 days on average in headed down stainless steel fermenters and rotary fermenters. Pumping over and rolling twice a day ensured optimum extraction of colour and flavour. The wine was then pressed off skins while still slightly sweet (around 1.0 baumé) and pumped to new and used French and American oak barrels to complete primary and malolactic fermentation (MLF).
15% of the blend underwent extended maceration on skins in the fermenters for a period of 5 weeks prior to being transferred to oak for maturation. On completion of primary and malolactic fermentation the wines were racked off lees, the barrels cleaned and the wine then transferred back for a further 17 months barrel maturation, with one more racking during this period to aid in wine development. The barrels that this wine was fermented and matured in comprised of a mixture of fine grained French and American oak 500L puncheons, 300L hogsheads and 225L Barriques with 35% of the volume being new oak (85% of the new oak being French) and the balance second and third use barrels.
This wine is drinking well now and with careful cellaring will continue to develop for the next 10 years
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: GOLD, 95 points – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016
Don't Pay: $29.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Coonawarra, SA
Winemaker: Peter Weinberg
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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