Saturated dark fruit characters on the nose are intertwined with roasted cinnamon spice and trademark crushed herbs. A lush palate with a sheer depth of sensuous fruit. This vintage is expansive with a fine tannin backbone that tightens and delivers a crystalline focus. Spiced chocolate notes make an appearance as always, contributing to the classic layers of intrigue that Block 3 is renowned for.
The unique gravity flow winery enabled the grapes to be gently destemmed directly into open-top fermenters without pumping with approximately 25% as whole clusters. Traditional fermentation with a moderately long maceration on skins has extracted good colour and tannin with considerable depth of flavour. This wine was aged for 13 months in French oak barrels from artisan Burgundian coopers. In accordance with our non-interventionalist approach to winemaking, this wine was fermented indigenous yeast and was not fined or filtered.