Large bottle 2016 butchers block red

The Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. It is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre (Mataro), with the proportions of each variety varying from vintage to vintage.

Like medals at a children's sporting event, when we blend a wine we like each parcel to have recognition; its own chance to feel proud of its contribution to the team. Here, each varietal is vinified & aged individually in French oak barrels before the final blending process. Shiraz adds the generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mourvèdre the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance. Balance is crucial, each varietal's contribution is evident yet nothing competes for your attention.

Enjoy with: Warm, comforting meals just like Mum makes - spaghetti bolognese, braises or lamb cutlets. Or funk it up a notch with braised rabbit or hare with tomato & olives.

2007 Vintage Tasting notes

Each varietal component of this wine was vinified separately in open fermenters and subsequently aged in both hogsheads and larger format French oak for approximately 18 months. The result is an intense warm, earthy full-bodied red with seamless oak integration.

The nose is floral with dark plum, violets and hints of clove, cherry and juniper berry. The palate shows juicy sweet lifted fruits with a hint gaminess and creamy vanillin oak character. An elegant and restrained wine with a velvety finish.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2007 Butchers Block Red - all up: classy

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2010 James Halliday

A ripe, raspberry and fruitcake spice bouquet, also showing a slight briny compexity; stricter on the palate, with a generous core of sweet red fruit on the mid-palate; finishes dry and firm. Rating: 91 Points

SELECTOR - Rebecca Willson, 1 July 2009

A slick example of this blend! Enough sweet, glossy, cedary oak, enough tarry/licoricey oomph, enough spice and raspberry brightness. Clean, tangy finish! True to the traditions of the style, but modern. Excellent understated structure. All up: classy.

Posted on

09/11/2012

Release history

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2016 750ml bottle $21.00
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2015 Sold out.
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