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Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec 2012
  • Trophy and Gold Medal winning wine
  • Rated 97 points by James Hallliday
  • From the iconic Wolf Blass

Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec 2012 x6

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Product Code: R5302
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1 Trophy
3 Gold
Rated 97 Halliday points. "Deep crimson-purple; whereas the '11 had to fight every inch of the way, this wine displays almost contemptuous ease in the way it has marshalled the layers of black fruits and ripe tannins that soak up the new oak inputs. This will be one of the long-lived, great Black Labels." James Halliday Wine Companion, July 2015.

Awards

1 Trophy, 3 Gold

Wine Region

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Drink Until

2042

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Shiraz 41%, Malbec 5%

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

Great with slow roasted venison shoulder with rosemary and soft polenta or vintage cheddar with walnuts and honey-poached quince.

Oak

Matured as individual vineyard batches in a combination of 40% new and 38% seasoned French oak, 12% new and 10% seasoned American oak for 20 months.

Colour

Deep rich purple.

Nose

A distinctive and characteristic Black Label nose defined by layers of fragrant dark berries and blackcurrant, backed up with deep notes of espresso coffee, panforte and smoky, toastednut barrel ferment characters. Hints of Langhorne Creek mint are evident without being dominant. Classic cigar-box complexity is starting to express itself and is expected to develop further with time.

Palate

A complex, multi-layered and mouth-filling wine, with refined yet opulent fruit and a plush, velvety texture. Perfectly ripe spicy blackberry and blood-plum flavours fill out a beautifully balanced palate that's complexed by integrated mocha oak and finessed with supple, elegant tannins that impart a defined line and exceptional length of flavour.

Background

The philosophy behind Black Label is simple: to take the year's very best wines and weave them together into a synergistic whole, the resultant wine being greater than the sum of its parts. It's about creating a wine with many layers of flavour in a complex composition of intense fruit characters, magnificent structure, a rich lustrous texture, long velvety tannins and a lingering palate. Harvested at optimum maturity and flavour, fruit from each vineyard was crushed, destemmed and fermented separately for seven to twelve days on skins. The ferments were allowed to warm naturally with plunging and gentle pumping over used to maximise colour and flavour extraction. Mid-ferment cooling extended fermentation, exploiting time on skins and accentuating line and length. The wines were pressed while still retaining a touch of sugar, then transferred to barrel to complete fermentation, allowing a balanced integration of oak characters and enhancing texture and complexity.

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