2005 Brand's Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine has undergone several name changes. Originally known as 'Brand’s of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon', then 'Brand’s Laira Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon', now its latest reincarnation is ‘Blockers’. The Brands vineyard was originally established in 1893 by Captain Stentiford who planted Shiraz. It wasn’t until 1946 when Brand and his wife Nancy acquired the vineyard that Cabernet was planted. It turns out that in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, Coonawarra land holders who sold their fruit to larger wineries were known as 'Blockers'. In fact, before Eric Brand released his first wine in 1966 from the Laira vineyard, he too was a 'Blocker'.
An impressive red. Very deep crimson brick red colour with brick red hue. Perfumed nose of cassis,
violet, blackcurrant and cedar delivering a delightful sniff. On the palate, flavours of spice, blackcurrant and
cassis followed by a hint of white pepper. Excellent length – fine tannins, with very long aftertaste.
Cellar 3-4 years (2011-2012)
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