Wolf Blass, Black Label, South Australia 1984

Score

92
  • Drink: 2016-2020+
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz

Manufacturer:

Wolf Blass Wines

Wolf Blass, Black Label 1984

A textbook vintage (good winter rains, a warm, dry growing season), if not a textbook blend. Leaning more towards Bordeaux, this vintage features 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and just 10% Shiraz. Aged in new oak hogsheads it shows dried roses, leather, smooth chocolatey tannins and rich, ripe, perfumed cassis. Dense, perhaps a little one note, but balanced with lingering gravelly acidity. This has reached a plateau.

Alc 12.5%
Taster: Sarah Ahmed