2019 Koomilya DC Block Shiraz
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2019 Koomilya DC Block Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$115. 00
$1380.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....
A crunchy and bright shiraz with aromas of black cherries, ripe plums, currants, chai and licorice. Medium to full body with lightly chewy tannins and a vibrant, fresh finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
93 Points
JamesSuckling.com (November 2022)

The 2019 Koomilya DC Block Shiraz is sourced from a vineyard planted on yellow clay, and the effect on the wine is profound. This is darker and more supple than the GT tasted before it; there's a creamy base that differentiates this wine from the GT, and it is pure and powerful. Coolness 101. Exciting. These Koomilya Block wines (GT, DC and JC) are all made the same way in order to preface and promote the variation and diversity of the sites: handpicked, 20% whole bunches in the wild ferments, low sulfur. Drink 2022 - 2037.
96 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (September 2022)

A very unique site tucked away between thatches of native forest and fringed by other old vine properties. The DC Block vines are 47 years old. There’s 20% new oak employed here. A formidable and important project from Steve Pannell. The 2019 shiraz of McLaren Vale have a bit more dry reddiness as a thing, and there’s some of that here, but the tannin and potency surpasses that.
It’s highly perfumed, so rich and ripe, inky plummy fruit characters, brined black olive and a strong overlay of cedar, mahogany and clove. The palate is similarly generous and rich, plush and impenetrable, tightens on train tracks of cedary, firm and long ribbons of tannin and overall it feels succulent despite the heft and concentration. Formidable wine here, a quibble on how oak interplays in dryness with dryer spectrum fruit characters, but there’s a hugely impressive wine in the glass regardless. Drink 2022 - 2035+
95 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (September 2022)