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2017 Block 6 Shiraz

The 125th Anniversary Edition of Kay Brothers' most iconic wine - Block 6 Shiraz.
$125.00 inc GST

Long held in high esteem as one of McLaren Vale’s finest Shiraz plantings, Block 6 Shiraz continues the tradition at Kay Brothers of producing full bodied red wines that have the grace and pedigree to age for decades. Handpicked and fermented in the original open top fermenters, Block 6 Shiraz is a wine of great strength, deep complexity and amazing vibrancy.

 

The 34th vintage of this single vineyard wine coincides with the 125th Anniversary of the gnarled old vines planted by Frederick and Herbert Kay in 1892. The 2017 vintage provided a very healthy crop, seemingly wanting to tell us how enduring these vines are and how unique the Amery vineyard is.

 

The Block 6 vineyard faces east and rows run north south with significant undulation. The vines are cane pruned with the canes wrapped onto the top wire of the low lying trellis. The present 3.5 acres comprises a corner of red loam, some heavy clay in the middle of the block and gravely alluvial soils on the lower side. The underlying “South Maslin Sands” geology is extremely complex containing layers of glauconite, limestone, sandstone and siltstone.

 

"Block 6 is east-facing, the 124yo vines running north-south. Hand-picked, crushed and destemmed, open-fermented, 10 days on skins, matured for 23 months in puncheons (40% new).
The most remarkable feature of the wine is its medium-bodied elegance, with dark cherry and blackberry fruits supported by soft tannins. A tour de force." 97 points, 2016 Block 6 Shiraz, Halliday 2020

 

 

RELEASED SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER - Max 6 bottle purchase

 

 

Please watch our commemorative film to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Block 6 Shiraz.

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF BLOCK 6...

 

Long held in high esteem as one of McLaren Vale’s finest Shiraz plantings, Block 6 Shiraz continues the tradition at Kay Brothers of producing full bodied red wines that have the grace and pedigree to age for decades. Handpicked and fermented in the original open top fermenters, Block 6 Shiraz is a wine of great strength, deep complexity and amazing vibrancy.

 

The 34th vintage of this single vineyard wine coincides with the 125th Anniversary of the gnarled old vines planted by Frederick and Herbert Kay in 1892. The 2017 vintage provided a very healthy crop, seemingly wanting to tell us how enduring these vines are and how unique the Amery vineyard is.

 

The Block 6 vineyard faces east and rows run north south with significant undulation. The vines are cane pruned with the canes wrapped onto the top wire of the low lying trellis. The present 3.5 acres comprises a corner of red loam, some heavy clay in the middle of the block and gravely alluvial soils on the lower side. The underlying “South Maslin Sands” geology is extremely complex containing layers of glauconite, limestone, sandstone and siltstone.

 

"Block 6 is east-facing, the 124yo vines running north-south. Hand-picked, crushed and destemmed, open-fermented, 10 days on skins, matured for 23 months in puncheons (40% new).
The most remarkable feature of the wine is its medium-bodied elegance, with dark cherry and blackberry fruits supported by soft tannins. A tour de force." 97 points, 2016 Block 6 Shiraz, Halliday 2020

 

 

RELEASED SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER - Max 6 bottle purchase

 

 

Please watch our commemorative film to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Block 6 Shiraz.

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF BLOCK 6...

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour:

Deep ruby

Nose:

Perfumed notes of pot pourri, dark cherries, charcuterie and a hint of cedar
Palate:

Layers of concentrated dark fruit, cacao and black olive, followed by slowly building, fine-grained, chalky tannins of immense length. Rich and concentrated with power and finesse

 

Click here for the PDF Tasting Note    

Products specifications
Vintage 2017
Alcohol By Volume 14.5%
Variety Shiraz
Wine Style Red
Bottle Size 750ml
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