Details of production.
Named in honour of the familys original use for the building that now houses the Cellar Door, Butchers Block Red is a structured, fruit-driven & medium bodied wine - a crowd-pleasing style, that offers excellent value for money. Each parcel is recognised when blending and each varietal is vinified & aged individually in French oak barrels before the final blending process. Shiraz adds generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mourvèdre the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance.
A thrilling wine that leaps from the glass with instant rapport. Layers of spice, dark plum, cassis and berry fruit adorn the palate - pleasantly held by an oaky embrace. To be shared, to be enjoyed.
How to serve.
Serve with Spaghetti bolognaise or lamb cutlets. Funk it up a notch with braised rabbit or hare with tomato & olives.
2015 Butchers Block Red - freakish value
"Given the provenance, is freakish value, its quality simply underlining that fact. It has purple and black fruits sewn together by firm tannins that add to the length of the wine (and its structure). I wouldn't hesitate to cellar the wine for 15+ years.
James Halliday - 2018 Halliday Wine Companion
2015 Butchers Block Red in Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian wines!
"Butchers Block used to be a forward-drinking SGM/Cotes-du-Rhone style wine with open fruit and minimal tannin. In the last few years it has clearly invested in a gym membership (note to self) and this has not resulted, thankfully, in a Muscle Mary physique, but in more tone and sinew that I expected. Today Butchers Block is ninja-fit with elevated aromatics and punchier tannins. There is a lot of wine here and I dearly hope that we will see it sold in many more outlets."
Matthew Jukes. 100 Best Australian Wines 2017/18
2015 Butchers Block Red - outstanding value for money
Deep red/purple, bright colour, with a walnut, dry spice, dusty aroma. It's medium to full-bodied and softly textured, with good fleshiness and abundant supple tannins. There is density and richness here, with some licorice notes and abundant alcohol without hotness. A generously proportioned shiraz-based red. Delicious wine, and quite decadent. Outstanding value for money.