Winter is coming. Well, in 200 years it will be. To celebrate the the release of HBO’s “House Of The Dragon,” the impending prequel to one the most watched TV shows in history, Game of Thrones, Wolf Blass (Treasury Wine Estates) have partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to release this quintessential Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (52%) and Shiraz (48%) under the moniker of Fire & Blood. With three limited edition labels, Wolf Blass senior wine maker Chris Hatcher has taken fruit from Wrattonbully, Barossa, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale to create this wine for Westeros. Available in Australia from Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores from today (22/6/22), while House of the Dragon will air globally on 22nd August 2022 (available in Australia on Foxtel and Binge)
Wolf Blass, Fire & Blood, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, South Australia, 2021
Plump and decadent. Akin to the famed series, there’s grandeur and guts. Earthy tones of Cabernet with bay and olive giving base to moist tobacco, mint and dusty blackcurrant. Plenty of oily leather tunic, plummy black pepper spice and chunks of choc vanilla caramel oak. Not taking any prisoners on the palate with full bodied life and juicy thrust ripping over long, waxy tannins. Serve with your favourite flame roasted beast.
Rating: 17.5/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Wolf Blass and TWE