Crafted with a unique parcel of fruit, winemaker selected from an individual vineyard block producing the highest quality wine each vintage.
The wines are carefully handled from fruit to bottle, barrel aged and selected based on intensity and structure, the most standout wines of each vintage makeup our Block Series range.
Block Series 2019 Yenda Durif
Region: Yenda (Riverina, NSW)
A well suited variety to the Riverina; thriving in the warm and dry growing conditions synonymous with the region. A densely purple coloured wine with rich chocolate and spice characters. Barrel aged for 12 months in American Hogsheads.A full style with amazing length and depth of flavour.
Chargilled dishes or lentils.
94 Points – ”The bouquet is strikingly floral, the palate dipped in dark chocolate (more please) and the tannins support rather than intrude”. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2021 (v18)
91 Points – “A wine for those who like to be bludgeoned rather than caressed, attesting to the veracity of the back label schtick: a true heavy wine drinkers friend. The sheer extract stains the palate and fills the senses. A satisfying, powerful red.” James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (v16′)
Silver 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Show (v18)
Silver 2019 Riverina GI Show (v18)
Bronze 2019 Riverland Wine Show (v18)
Bronze 2019 Rutherglen Wine Show (v18)
Block Series 2019 Yenda Petit Verdot
Region: Yenda (Riverina, NSW)
A Bordeaux variety with the translation “small green” which is referring to the berries during ripening; the berries when ready to harvest do remain small but have a deeply coloured purple, thick skin. The grape variety Petit Verdot performs very well in the local climate as we have a warm, dry end to Autumn and being a later ripening vine it is possible to get full, optimum ripness in the grapes. It produces wines similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with more floral aromatics and a soft finish with firm tannin.
Quail or grilled zucchini.
92 Points – ”Sam has produced a wine of unusual elegance and drinkability”. James Halliday, Australia Wine Companion 2021 (V18)
95 Points – ”Vibrant purple colour, a real glass-stainer. Purple berries galore, over toasty and spicy oak. Juicy and seriously delicious on first sip, mulberries and blackberries, with tannins ripe and acidity in check. Screaming for a lovely steak. Fruit is pristine.” – The Real Review December 2019 (V18)
Bronze 2019 Rutherglen Wine Show (V18)
Block Series 2019 Heathcote Shiraz
Region: Heathcote (VIC)
Low yields, reduced irrigation and careful sunlight exposure produce grapes with rich flavour and intensity.
A full bodied style; rich, dark fruit with intensity. Plum and fruit cake character with lashings of coconut and mocha. Patiently barrel aged for 12 months in new and 1-2 year old American Hogsheads.
Cheese and full flavoured dishes.
92 Points – ”Crushed and destemmed, matured in French and American oak. It’s bright, balanced, fresh and long”. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (v18)
“This is an old, but good-school shiraz, coating the mouth with blue and dark fruit flavours, boozy fruit cake spice, mocha and bourbon vanilla tones from an arsenal of American oak. Comforting, if far from prosaic. Like sagging into a comfy chair.” – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (v16)
Silver 2019 Riverina Open Show (v18)
Bronze 2019 National Wine Show of Australia (v18)
Bronze 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Show (v18)