Wine of the Week AU

Blickinstal Black Gröben Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, South Australia, AUD $45

This gutsy, big-bodied red comes in a throwback heavyweight bottle with a cork. A blend of Langhorne Creek, Limestone Coast and Clare Valley grapes, it has an alluring bouquet of blackcurrant, blackberry and gentle mint touches from the cabernet in the mix. It’s already starting to mellow nicely. Full-bodied, firm and loaded with rich fruit, it has lots of charm and is very good value. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 15.5%

Ageing: drink now to 12 years

Food: A hearty beef casserole

Stockists: Blickinstal Wines; Little Bottler, Ryde and Flemington Super Cellar – NSW; TANK Cellars, Adelaide – S.A (AU)

Ranked: #3 of 80 2017 Shiraz blends from South Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

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