Backline Wines ‘Block Raiders’ Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2018
‘Block Raiders’ might have seemed a curious name for a wine. Apparently it pays homage to one of the plays the trio would run with the Wallabies (perhaps they could pass it on to the current mob). It is also a nod to the way they have ‘raided’ some of the Langhorne Creek’s best blocks of Shiraz to create this wine.
This is soft and plush, with the region’s typical generosity. Notes of mulberries and chocolate in a ripe vein. There is a gentle fade with some very fine, cashmere-like tannins on the finish. Nicely balanced to drink now or any time over the next decade.