Blackjack Cabernet Merlot 2012
$2699each
$321DOZEN
WineryBlackjack
Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
Each $26.99
$321.00
Available by the dozen
One of Bendigo's salient marques, a wine of extraordinary personality, built around the prominent tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon, cushioned by the plummy softness from a smaller component of resplendent Merlot. The philosophy at Blackjack is to not interfere with the vinification, in a sense, to let the grapes and vintage do the talking. The overall character is determined by a unique combination of season and environment. A medium weighted, complex dry red with essential varietal definition and seamless fusion between fruit, tannins and oak.
Black Jack was a yankee sailor who jumped ship and joined the Castlemaine goldrush of the1850s. The McKenzie and Pollock families named their property after the adjacent road which commemorates the legend of Mr. Jack, establishing plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the late 1980s. The auspicious vines are all hand pruned and hand picked, balmy indian summers, cool nights and clear days, permit the grapes to ripen slowly and fully, vintage typically occurs in late April to early May. Fruit is vinified in traditional open fermenters, hand plunged and aged in a combination of new and prior use small French oak barriques for up to two years, no finings and minimal filtration at bottling. Alcohol 13.5%
TASTING NOTES
Garnet colour. Fully fragrant with blackberries and dusty cigarbox aromas, black olive and dried herbs alongside blackcurrant and red berry. A medium weight palate with sweet, clear cassis fruit, concentrated over a muscular framework and substantial tannin length, before a firm, fleshy finish. A fist of fruit inside a velvet glove, perfect alongside succulent roasts or tender pink lamb.
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Blackjack Cabernet Merlot 2012
WineryBlackjack
Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot
Regions Bendigo
  Victoria
  Each $26.99
  $321.00
Available by the dozen
    [ Details ]
About the Blackjack Winery
BlackJack Vineyards is situated on the granitic soil of the Harcourt Valley in the Bendigo Wine Region of Central Victoria
BlackJack was the name given to an American sailor who, during the goldrush era of the1850s jumped ship and found his way to the Castlemaine goldfields. A road adjacent to BlackJack Vineyards still bears his name. Perhaps following a similar dream but in search of liquid gold, the McKenzie and Pollock families planted their first vines in 1988. Further planting in 1989 completed the initial four-hectare vineyard development of mainly Shiraz and Cabernet with a small area of Merlot. Blackjack»