2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Frederick BLK 178 BV GSM
Frederick BLK 777 BV Shiraz
Frederick BLK398 Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache
Frederick Old Vine Barossa Shiraz Cabernet
Sourced from vineyards in Greenock planted in 1932 and Seppeltsfield planted in 1990.
Rich and full-bodied baster. Intense dark fruits dominate complimented with subtle oak barrel nuances. The dense fruit is framed by strong tannins and well structured; the length on this wine is nothing short of ravishing. It is a dry lingering finish combined with lush fruit persistence. It is a Barossa Shiraz that has a long cellaring future.
The grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed into an open top fermenter, where they remained on skins for 16 days. Daily plunging gently extracted the colour and tannin required for building wine structure. The ferments were pressed to a mix of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for maturation. Matured in barrel for 30 months, before being naturally clarified, lightly fined and bottled without filtration. This wine will be approachable in its youth, however, it will also gain further complexity from cellaring.
Sourced from the Tscharke family Vineyards at Seppeltsfiled road, Marananga, Barossa Valley. Planted on own roots in 1990.
Red-ruby in colour, with redcurrants and blackberries upfront on the nose. The palate displays more brooding characters with blackberries and cedar, surrounding a dense core of graphite, tea leaf and tobacco. The palate provides plenty of intensity, and a savoury character with chalky tannins giving structure.
The grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed into an open top fermenter, where they remained on skins for 18 days. Daily plunging gently extracted the colour and tannin required for building wine structure. The ferments were pressed to a mix of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for maturation. Matured in barrel for 30 months, before being naturally clarified, lightly fined and bottled without filtration. This wine will be approachable in its youth, however, it will also gain further complexity from cellaring.
GRENACHE45%, SHIRAZ30%, Mataro25%
2017 BLK 178 BV GSM is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro that has been aged in old oak for few months in order to preserve the fruit flavours. Very deep dark colour with a vibrant purple hue. Elevated dark raspberry, plum and cherry aromas intermix with hints of liquorice fresh herb. The medium-weighted palate is decorated with juicy ripe raspberry, plum, black cherry and liquorice fruit with spicy fresh herb infusions. Soft tannins concluding with good freshness and long finish.
The fertile soil of the Barossa in South Australia is home to some of the world’s most highly praised vineyards. The region has a Mediterranean style climate with relatively rainy winters and warm summers which helps to create the perfect environment for red wine production.
Superb colour saturation featuring black core and a very deep ruby hue. Intense ripe blackberry, dark plum and liquorice flow out of the glass followed by dark chocolate, earth and spicy mocha. full and incredibly velvety, generous ripe blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fill every corner of the mouth with a liquid silk like feel. Fine and soft tannins. Finishes with a long powerful aftertaste.
Shiraz 65%, Grenache 35%
Opaque black red core with a bright dark red hue. Lifted aromatics of dark raspberries and liquorice aromas tinged with blackberries from the glass followed by lightly earth and aromatic herbs. The palate possesses richly fruit flavoured and richness within its medium full body frame delivering succulent flavours of with spicy dark raspberry, dark cherry and liquorice flavours over a back drop of vanillin cedar and traces of earth and pepper. Velvet smooth, supplely textured tannins. Well balanced acidity with tasty finish. A very moreish drink.
Shiraz 95%, Cabernet 5%
The blend 60% Barossa Valley Shiraz & 40% Cabernet with fruit sourced from fifth generation grower and 70 year- old Barossa Vines. Sourced from two premium wine regions. The Wine is full and round with abundant flavour of ripe plums, uplifted cherry, and mocha characters, with raspberry and rhubarb fruits. Aged in French Oak Medium to full bodied with fine integrated tannins. Food Char steak, Spaghetti w tomato & basil. Tapas platter & cheese board.