BlackJack Cabernet Merlot 2009 (12 x 750mL), Bendigo, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Blackjack Vineyards is situated on an easterly slope, in the old Apple and Pear growing district of the Harcourt Valley on the foothills of Mt.Alexander. Although just south of Bendigo, the climate is considerably cooler, and normally blessed with "Indian Summer" autumns - cool night and warm clear day- allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. The soil are mostly very old, and not overly fertile, granitic soils. The vineyard is hand pruned and hand harvested. The Cabernet block was planted in 1989.

The 2009 vintage whilst still warm to hot was a welcome return to a more normal vintage conditions after the very hot 2008 vintage.

VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

A 90/10% blend open-fermented and matured in French oak for 22 months; neither fined nor filtered; clear in colour, this is an elegant wine no more than medium-bodied, the tannins superfine, and defining the long, even, slightly savoury finish. Rating 92 - Drink by 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes




Blackcurrant flavours alongside savoury briary character of rosemary and eucalypt.


Supple red-berry fruit with fine tannins that carry through to a long savoury finish.

Suggested Cellaring

4-10 years

VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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BlackJack Vineyards is situated on the granitic soil of the Harcourt Valley in the Bendigo wine region of Central Victoria.

BlackJack was the name given to an American sailor who, during the Gold Rush era of the 1850’s jumped ship and found his way to the Castlemaine Goldfields. A road adjacent to BlackJack Vineyard still bears his nam.ePerhaps following a similar dream but in search of liquid gold, Ian McKenzie and Ken Pollock and their families planted their first vines on an old apple orchard at Harcourt in 1988. Further planting in 1989 completed the initial four – hectare vineyard development of mainly shiraz and cabernet sauvignon with a small area of merlot as well.

More shiraz was planted in 1998 on what has become known as Block 6. Part of this block is on Castlemaine sandstone gravel rather than the very old granitic soils on the rest of the property. The different soil profile and different clonal material gives Block 6 Shiraz what we see as more Rhone - like Characters.

BlackJack Vineyards released its first wine in November 1994 and in the short period since has established an enviable reputation for producing fine and generous red wine. BlackJack has twice won the trophy for best shiraz at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show – in 1996 for it’s 1994 shiraz, and in 2004 for its 2002 Block 6 Shiraz. The latter wine also won the Premier’s Gold Trophy for the best Victorian wine of the show.It is the BlackJack philosophy to produce consistently high-quality red wines that reflect the vineyard and vintage variations. We hope you enjoy them.

Beautiful in every season, BlackJack Vineyards offers a friendly welcome, a chance to taste some excellent full-bodied reds and talk about the joys and despairs of grape growing and winemaking in historic Central Victoria.

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