Our Riesling Block vineyard was first planted in 1919 to a mixture of varieties. In the late 1970s it was planted to riesling before eventually grafted across to shiraz is the late 1980s.
The resulting wine is always rich and powerful, and in 2018 it was one of our top performing blocks albeit with miniscule yields. Full, intense and richly flavoured shiraz.
"Blackberry and raspberry, a freshly opened pack of coffee beans, jasmine, and a little ground mixed spice. It’s medium to full-bodied, firm in acidity, coffee and black fruit, you might suggest there’s some white wine mixed in with it, such is the character and perfume it carries, and the finish is sticky with grainy tannin and stonefruit flavour. Quite different to the mainstream Coriole style, in a way, but very good all the same. 94 points"
Gary Walsh, The Winefront
“Mulberries and plums meld with red liquorice and spicy oak, complex and primary. A wine of tremendous vitality, raspberry and plum fruits glide across the palate, a tease of mocha, high-toned acidity adds freshness. Modern in its elegance while celebrating the region. Very good indeed. 94 points"
"Clay over limestone imparts a warm tone to the wine, far from hot. Dark fruit accents. Full-bodied, but nicely toned by terracotta to milk chocolate tannins, well handled oak and gentle acidity, as should be the case in these parts. Delicious. 93 points"
Ned Goodwin, James Halliday's Wine Companion