Black Blood I

Cellar Vineyard Shiraz 2021

Three truly unique Shiraz wines where everything has been kept as consistent as possible, picking dates, winemaking approach, oak regime and maturation. The only thing that is different is the terroir each wine comes from.

Cellar Vineyard – 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.

Vegan friendly

Winemaker's Notes

Cellar Block is often the slowest to shine; the secrets of the black clay only told in time. The trade for this longevity in bottle is a more defined texture in its youth that needs age to become supple.

Bouquet & Palate

Florals tease out the top of a plume of black currant and coal smoke. Raspberry compote, dark plum, cinnamon quill, clove, and bitumen. Pomegranate molasses, rosehip, and violet. The palate rumbles, a deep and resonant baritone. Dutch liquorice and texture dominate. This is all too rowdy and rough for now but give it time to triumph and it will. Rude and rambunctious the fruit will punch out the other side of youth with strut and spectacular tenacity.

Food Match

A choice cut of aged beef, cooked simply, but well – charred to taste.