Blackbilly Shiraz 2020


This 18th vintage release of Blackbilly uses an older vineyards from heavier soils in McLaren Flat to produce a beautifully scented wine. Full and round tannins are a highlight of the palate aptly combined with ripe fruit complexity. The partial use of American oak hogsheads for barrel fermentation (~10%) and a mixture of older French oaks provide a complex character in harmony with the fruitiness of the wine.
As this wine has been treated with respect in our cellar, a harmless crust may develop with maturation. Decant and allow to breathe on opening. Medium term cellaring is recommended to enjoy the regionality this wine provides.

Per Bottle 750 ml

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Product Description

Tasting Note — Released June 2023
Colour: Dark magenta with purple hue and tinge of brick red.
Nose: Blueberry, satsuma plum with lifted cedar oak and light briar and forest floor.
Palate: Fresh and crisp with proud tannin with solid blue fruit. Coffee grounds and oak notes on finish .
Potential: This vintage has produced strong wines that have medium term cellaring potential.
Foods: Low n slow rack of beef or a ragout with pasta
Technical: Bottled April 2023 under screwcap. Alcohol 14.5%, pH 3.48, TA 6.26
Vintage: 2020 was a vintage with numerous weather challenges ending in a hot, dry season with a fast harvest and lower yields.
Winemaking: Nick Haselgrove
Released June, 2023

Detailed Tasting notes