Fire Block `Old Vine` Shiraz 2014 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley. SA.

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$18.99 per Bottle
$227.88 per case

Overview

Shiraz by Fire Block of Clare Valley. A lively palate expressing toasty berries, vinosity, spices and stalk supported by long gritty tannins. Fire Block was excised from a large grazing property in 1923, out of concern that sparks from passing locomotives on the new Clare Valley railway could start bushfires. Clare Valley is the traditional home to Australia's softest Shiraz wines. Generous and rich, showing very well in its youth, a long, illustrious future is assured.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Brick red colour with indigo purple hue. Vibrant bouquet with plum, spice and currant characters. A lively palate expressing toasty berries, vinosity, spices and stalk supported by long gritty tannins. Concentration of elegant flavours, powerfully intense yet exhibiting real elegance and charm. Pepper and plum, a touch of leather and spice. Generous and rich, showing very well in its youth, a long, illustrious future is assured.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
15%

Winery Profile

Fireblock (formerly Old Station Vineyard) is owned by Bill and Noel Ireland, who purchased the almost-70-year-old Watervale vineyard in 1995. The vines planted in 1926 (3ha of shiraz and 2ha of grenache) are dry-grown, the riesling (1ha) was replanted to the Geisenheim clone in 2008 when town water became available. Watervale Riesling, Old Vine Shiraz and Old Vine Grenache are skilfully contract-made, winning trophies and gold medals at capital city wine shows

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