Wolf Blass

Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec 2016

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SINCE 1973, THE CHASE TO MAKE THE PERFECT WINE HAS BEEN FUNDAMENTAL TO CREATING 44 REMARKABLE VINTAGES OF BLACK LABEL. BUILT ON COMPLEX, MULTILAYERED FLAVOUR AND MAGNIFICENT STRUCTURE, BLACK LABEL IS A POWERFUL EXPRESSION OF THE WOLF BLASS PHILOSOPHY OF SYNERGISTIC BLENDING.
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FOOD PAIRING

BBQ Beef Curry

VINEYARD REGION Langhorne Creek | McLaren Vale | Barossa Valley

VINTAGE CONDITIONS Winter rainfall was light yet consistent, leading in to a warm, dry spring, with good flowering and fruit set allowing for even berry development. Summer was
relatively cool, with January rains providing vines with a much-needed drink. Fine, mild conditions ensured long, cool ripening, resulting in fleshy, aromatic wines.

GRAPE VARIETY 65% Cabernet Sauvignon | 33% Shiraz | 2% Malbec

MATURATION 18 months’ maturation in 54% new and 30% seasoned French oak, 12% seasoned and 4% new American oak has enhanced structure and complexity.

WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.5% Acidity: 7.1 g/L pH: 3.54

PEAK DRINKING  2019 to 2040. This wine will mellow and develop with age to reward many years of careful cellaring.

FOOD MATCH Great with roast rib of beef with horseradish Yorkshire puddings, or aged Cheddar cheese with fig and walnut sourdough.

COLOUR Concentrated deep purple.

NOSE A lifted, fragrant nose, with blackberry, cassis and dark plum fruits reinforced
with roast coffee, chocolate, fennel seed, and toasted nut complexity derived from barrel fermentation and maturation. Hints tobacco leaf add attractive highlights.

PALATE Generous and complex, with dark plum and blackcurrant fruit layered with
savoury secondary flavours of coffee and cedary oak. Typical of the characteristic Black Label style that overrides regional and varietal influences, with a full, rich, palate reflecting the vintage. Showing definitive power and elegance through seamless texture, beautifully balanced, lingering fruit and smooth, long, chocolatey tannins.

Winemaker: Steven Frost

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. Some batches stayed on skins to dryness, while others completed fermentation in barrel, allowing a balanced integration of oak characters and enhancing texture and complexity.

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About the producer

Wolf Blass

INTERNATIONAL RED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

As a world-class winery, Wolf Blass is the home of award-winning wines, constantly blending old and new techniques in the pursuit of greatness.

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