H-Block Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 vintage

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. This creates the perfect opportunity to make a single block of the great Australian blend, Shiraz Cabernet. Effectively, a blend of the best - our Clos Otto Shiraz and von Kasper Cabernet.

Shiraz (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%)

(Due to volume scarcity, a 2 bottle limit applies)

$195.00

Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion - 96 points

James Suckling - 95 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: Average winter and spring rainfall | Low summer rainfall
Temperature: Cool spring leading to warm summer
Upshot: Low crops | Return to standard flowering and fruit set | Frost and hail events

Vintage
Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period
Temperature: Warm conditions throughout
Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Left on skins for 12 days | 2-3 pump-overs per day | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 60% new, 40% 2nd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.8% | pH – 3.57 | Acid – 6.7g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 2nd – 14th March 2019 | Bottled: January 2021 | Released: February 2022

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blackcurrant | Dark chocolate | Toasted almond | Clove
Texture: Densely structured | Full weighted | Balanced acidity

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – White Rhinoceros
Vehicle – Lamborghini Huracán
Musical – Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar