BlackJack `Chortle’s Edge` Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2011 (12 x 750mL) 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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Overview

This is what the winemakers describe as their "Monday-to-Thursday wine" - a delightful, medium-bodied style for everyday drinking.

Made by BlackJack from Cabernet and Shiraz grapes grown at Blackjack Vineyards in Harcourt and matured in a mixture of new, two and-three-year-old French and American oak barriques.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The somewhat developed colour and minty/earthy/herbal flavours speak loudly of the vintage. Regrettably, time won't help. James Halliday, Rating 85, 27th July 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium to brick red in colour and somewhat Bordeaux like in terms of structure and flavour profile.

Aroma

Elegant aromas of blackcurrant, tea leaf, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice are present on the nose.

Palate

The palate is long, savoury and silky smooth with plenty of fruit woven through quality oak that adds texture and weight.

Cellaring

Although this wine is made for drinking in the short term, it will, under appropriate conditions, benefit from cellaring for two to three years or more.

Vintage
2011
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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