The Blackwood is proud to salute our region’s heritage with the release of our Reserve wines saluting Governor Captain James Stirling and his shipmate Sir Henry Blackwood for which the region was named. Our limited release 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Shiraz both scoring top points.
Blackwood River Valley is a charming appellation characterised by lush rolling hills and historic town sites. Substantial vineyard plantings of 83 hectares over two vineyard sites, places them as the largest grower in the region. Established in 1997 the mature vines provide fruit of stunning quality and intensity of flavour. With the “Terraces” providing the fruit for our Icon Shiraz and Cabernet.
REGION: Blackwood Valley, Western Australia
TASTING NOTES Blackcurrant and cassis aromas. Slippery tannins big fruit driven palate with barrel complexity and tight focussed finish.
WINEMAKING Gravity filled direct from tank with a secondary ferment in barrels aged for 12 months in new and seasoned oak. Alcohol 14.8%.
ACCOLADES: TOP 100 Blue Gold Sydney Int’l Wine Comp 2016 5 STARS WINESTATE New Release 2015 GOLD 95 pts Wine Showcase New Release 2015 92 pts Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2016
“Ripe and delicious dark fruits dominate this rich and lavish expression of cabernet. There’s deep notes of liqueur chocolate and ripe blackberry with some gravelly loam influences emerging through the nose. The palate is so dense and opulent with those liqueur riches quite evident. Cellar 10 years.” 92 Points | Ray Jordan, Wine Guide 2016