2017 West Block SGM

We vinified the three components of this blend separately, allowing us to adjust the final blend to create the best structure. We had been intending to make a GSM, but we found the Shiraz-dominant blend worked better (the excess Grenache found a home in our Tempranillo). 

The result is a light wine with a beautifully structured palate - generous dark-fruited Shiraz, spice & cherry-like sweetness of Grenache and the fragrance, backbone and savoury edge of Mourvèdre.

Drink to 2028. Winemaker: Alex McKay. 13.2% alc.

 Gold Medal - 2018 Canberra Wine Show

"55% shiraz (Best's Old Block clone), 36% grenache, 9% mourvedre, 25% whole bunch, matured in a mix of new and used French oak. Light, bright crimson; light-bodied, but has a perfumed bouquet of red berries/cherries and a fresh palate with no off characters whatsoever. Finishes with silky tannins."
James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

"It’s a pretty wine, a floral wine, a spicy one and a satiny one. That last point is interesting given that in general you’d say that it’s been built on acidity, as many of the best-drinking reds tend to be. It offers cloves and red-black cherry flavours, woodsmoke, twiggy herbs, a clear and fresh earthiness. Tannin is ultra-fine in its grain though it’s still in the process of integrating; it will do, and already largely is. This characterful red from Canberra is drinking well now but its best is ahead of it. I like what I’m seeing out of Quarry Hill. Fresh, clean, interesting reds of elegant design."
Campbell Mattinson - Winefront

 




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