Part of the impending 2017 Luxury Collection release, this is the 41st vintage of the iconic Black Label from Wolf Blass. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz and 9% Malbec from a blend of regions: 62% Langhorne Creek, 30% McLaren Vale and the 8% Barossa Valley. 90% French oak and 10 % American oak maturation.
Wolf Blass, Black Label, 2013
Lush and expressive aromas with an abundance of deep cassis, black currant, blackberry, chocolate, Turkish coffee grounds, stewing plums, complex layers of pencil and blue roast meats. Effortless in youthful (albeit almost hedonistic) drinkability, the structure for cellar worthiness is obvious with a mineral linear focus. This doesn’t have a slow acceleration to a fleeting glimpse of flavour before a whispering finish…no, this throws you back into your seat from the first sip and keeps you pinned there. Sumptuous, balanced and wrapped up by exquisite, moreish velvet sheath like tannins. Powerful, graceful, exceptional.