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Blackwood

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

BWE Bottle Capt James CAB 2014 NV HI Medals

The Blackwood Captain James Cabernet 2014 ($50)

Ripe and delicious dark fruits dominate this rich and lavish expression of cabernet. There’s deep notes of liqueur chocolate and ripe black berry with some gravelly loam influences emerging through the nose. The palate is so dense and opulent with those liqueur riches quite evident. Starting to drink rather well.

Score: 91/100            Cellar: 8 years  BUY HERE

BWE Bottle Sir Henry SHZ 2014 HI GLOSS

The Blackwood Sir Henry Shiraz 2014 ($50)

Smooth and rich shiraz from the Blackwood. Crams so much deliciously opulent savoury plum and leathery fruit into the palate. There’s a fascinating gravelly dusty influence with traces of licorice,  chocolate and coffee grinds. It all stacks up with so much deep power. A wine for extended cellaring.

Score: 92/100            Cellar: 9 years      BUY HERE

The Blackwood Rushy Creek Rose 2016 ($15)

Racy light bodied rose style with stacks of appealing strawberry and slightly confectionary raspberry characters. Clean and flavoursome with a lingering finish. Lovely light sweet fruit sensation balanced with a crisp fresh acid. Current drinking.

Score: 89/100              Cellar: 2 years
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The Blackwood El Toro Rojo Tempranillo 2014 ($30)

This is a very drinkable red wine made from the famous Spanish variety. It’s soft and supple with fine tannins and understated oak. Smooth with a lovely texture. The fruit lingers with appealing flavours of cherry and earthy raspberry notes.

Score: 89/100                Cellar: 4 years
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The Blackwood Tweed River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 ($15)

A distinctly fruit-driven cabernet displaying plenty of red berry and plummy characters. A splash of vanillin oak and supple soft tannins support the palate. Ideal as an early drinking wine.

Score: 87/100                Cellar: 2 years
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 RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

The Blackwood East Block tempranillo 2014 ($42)

This is a tightly structured tempranillo that captures many of the essential characters of this Spanish variety. Dusty earthy raspberry notes on the nose with a subtle sweet candy confectionery character to it. The palate is flavoursome with supple tannins and a dab of oak that brings structure.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years

The Blackwood Captain James cabernet 2014 ($50)

Ripe and delicious dark fruits dominate this rich and lavish expression of cabernet. There’s deep notes of liqueur chocolate and ripe blackberry with some gravelly loam influences emerging through the nose. The palate is so dense and opulent with those liqueur riches quite evident.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years

The Blackwood Sir Henry shiraz 2014 ($50)

Smooth and rich shiraz from The Blackwood. Crams so much deliciously opulent savoury plum and leathery fruit into the palate. There’s a fascinating gravelly, dusty influence with traces of licorice, chocolate and coffee grinds. It all stacks up with so much deep power. A wine for extended cellaring.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 12 years

 

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