Captain Stentiford, the original custodian of the Laira vineyard, sold his grapes to another pioneer of Coonawarra's wine industry, John Riddoch. Yet it wasn't until the 1950s and 1960s, that landholders who sold their grapes onto larger wineries were given the title of ‘Blockers'. Eric Brand, the founder of Brand's Laira winemaking, was also a ‘Blocker' during this time. Brand's Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon is named in his honour.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense deep crimson red.
Vibrant and perfumed displaying varietal fruit aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and black olive, with vanilla, cedar and spicy notes.
Rich and complex displaying juicy sweet dark berry fruits with spicy and toasty flavours from barrel maturation. The wine has a long lingering finish with a fine silky tannin structure.
Chargrilled pork loin chop and blackberry red wine jus; Beef and oyster pie, potato garlic mash.