H-Block Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 vintage

2020 Cellar Release

On the banks of the Greenock Creek, Otto Kasper planted a single block with two cabernet parcels and a shiraz parcel sitting side by side and thus created the perfect opportunity to make a single block of the great Australian blend, Shiraz and Cabernet. Effectively a blend of Clos Otto and Von Kasper!

Shiraz 65% Cabernet 35%

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)

$230.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion – 97 points

Vineyard

H-Block: Deep red clay loam | Western bank of Greenock Creek | Old clone | Low topographical position | Slight easterly aspect | East-west oriented rows
Upshot: Intense fruit | Consistent varietal characteristics | Herbaceous notes

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Wet winter | Very dry spring and early summer
Temperature: Cool early summer conditions
Upshot: Early budburst and flowering | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Mid-February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Fast late ripening conditions | Extended flavour development | High natural acid | Rich flavours and vibrant fruit

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day
Oak: French – 60% new, 40% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | Blended after 6 months | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.8% | pH – 3.64 | Acid – 6.8g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 18th February 2015 | Bottled: January 2017 | Re-released: September 2020

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blueberry | Blackberry | Mint | Vanilla bean | Thyme
Texture: Intense flavours and tannin structure | Great length | Built to age

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Black Eagle
Vehicle – Lamborghini Urus
Musical – Euphonium