Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The establishment of Block 6 commenced in 1892, upon completion some six thousand vines grew on the fertile soils of Kay's Amery property. Of the original twelve acres only four remain today, approximately 2,000 vines. Up to vintage 1987 the dry grown bush vines were spread out rather haphazardly, pumpkin patch style. Most are original plantings, replacements have been made by layering from adjacent vines. The layering procedure has been used at Amery Vineyards since the 1890s, a slow but sure way of replacing a missing plant among the vines.
Saturated plum colour. Sweet nose of blackberries and American oak, saddle leather and tar. A plush, concentrated Shiraz, true vinous elegance, lifted by its complexities of violets and peppered plum, textural with creamy oak character and refined, integrated acidity, its genteel velvet tannins in support all the way to a long, supple finish.