Country: Australia, Barossa Valley
Tasting Notes: This is the full bodied, flavour packed Shiraz which made Barossa famous. Named after Senior Winemaker Stuart Blackwell, it’s full of dark fruits with brooding intensity. Lively dark cherry aromas overlayed with oak nuances of moccha and vanilla bean. A slight brooding ferrous element to the aroma provides complexity. The rich and generous dark fruit spectrum on the front and mid palate is classic Blackwell. Taut tannins, subtle spice and mineral influence. These factors extend the persistence and complexity of the wine.
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Pairing: Excellent with any cut of red meat including a juicy rib-eye steak on the bone. A wine with the backbone to go well with wintry style dishes and spicy, full flavoured meats such as tender beef in blackbean sauce. After dinner, serve with an aged hard, bitey cheese such as a vintage cheddar.