"a joy to taste", James Halliday
If it follows in the footsteps of the '16, it was crushed and destemmed, 10 days on skins, and 14 months in oak (30% new). It brings the energy, focus and finesse of '17 into high relief, making this a joy to taste. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Date tasted: Feb 2020. Drink by: 2047."
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, 97/100
A great vintage for Blackwell, contrasting bright black cherry and satsuma plum fruit with finely structured tannins and bright acidity. Nuances of black olives and dark chocolate leave the centre stage for refined black fruit focus. It finishes with great line and length. Tyson Stelzer, 95/100
97 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating