Hand selected fruit from premium vineyards in Greenock, chosen by Chief Winemaker Chris Hatcher and the team. Classy, sleek black (noir) packaging that displays Chris’ signature and a heavy low shouldered, fat bottomed and heavy Burgundian bottle. Originally tasted blind as part of a group of 2014 Shiraz. Exclusive to Dan Murphy’s.
Wolf Blass, Blass Noir, Shiraz Barossa Valley 2014
15 months new and old French oak. Glossy blueberry, plum skins, coffee-mocha, fresh turned earth and a pull through of black pepper. Full young Barossa with dark blueberry and plum fruit, 70% dark chocolate, cedary oak and cracked black pepper. The tannins are toothsome and sit high on the back molars. The class is evident and the fruit is obviously very good quality, but I’m not sure where this one wants to go. Maybe a couple of years will allow it to find its feet.
Wine sample courtesy of Wolf Blass/Treasury Wine Estates