'Tannery Block' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

This wine is a classic Coonawarra style, showing bright crimson colour with rich berry and cassis aromas and flavours over soft tannins. It is named after the leather tanning pits which were dug into the terra rossa soil last century on the original Hollick property in Coonawarra.

French and American oak maturation contributes to the wine's overall balance and drinkability. Cabernet Sauvignon is the major component of the blend, with 10% to 20% Merlot added for softness in the early years of the wine's life, and more often than not a dash of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are included to add complexity.

This is the most popular wine in the Hollick range, its predecessors have won numerous awards at Australian Wine Shows including the Jimmy Watson, Robert Bryce and Arthur Kelman Trophies.

It is at its best when consumed with roast and grilled meat dishes or fine cheese. We recommend cellaring for 6 to 8 years.

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2012 Vintage Reviews

'Honest and regional, with a sweet, floral bouquet of cassis and small red berries backed by fresh cedary oak. Underpinned by fine tannins and finished by a bright acidity, it’s translucent and varietal, with lively flavours of small berry/cherry fruits finishing with pleasing length and elegance.'

Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual, 2015.