'Black Blood I' Tasting Notes

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Vintage 2017
Region MCLAREN VALE
Winemaker's Notes Cellar Block – the home of the Black Sheep. We watch the change in seasons play out across it from our Cellar Door; summer heat through to winter squalls. But, below the ground, the black, cracking clay remains the same; steadily producing intense, structure driven, textural wines year in year out.
Drink The hint is in the name – Cellar – this wine will reward the time. Think 6-10 years.
Bouquet Dusty, earthy, florals and dark fruits. Violets, blackstrap licorice, tar and roses, with a fine dark cherry character.
Palate The solid line of tannin allows expression of strong fruit. Easily the most textured of the three; big without becoming coarse. Very intense, with tremendous flavour persistence.
Food Match A choice cut of aged beef, cooked simply, but well – charred to taste.
Analysis TA: 6.32 g/L, pH: 3.59, ALC: 14.8%, RS: 2.5g/L