2014 Blackwell Shiraz 3L
The 2013-14 growing season was a rollercoaster ride of events of nature, and was testament to the ability of the region and its people to thrive under challenges. The rule book was thrown out the window as the winery strived to make the best possible wines from a vintage that presented unpredictable weather changes and new challenges. Most notably for Blackwell was a frost that affected some of the Ebenezer vineyards destined for Blackwell. As a result viticulturist Chris Rogers and winemaker Toby Barlow looked to a new vineyard on the border of Seppeltsfield and Gomersal to continue the Blackwell style.
The rich and generous dark fruit spectrum on the front and mid palate is classic Blackwell. The 2014 vintage and vineyard sourcing profile really shows its individuality in the finish of the wine through taut tannins, subtle spice and mineral influence. These factors extend the persistence and complexity of the wine.