2018 Black Label Four + One


blackberry | dark cherry | Licorice | Mocha


“2018 turned out to be a true benchmark vintage in the Yarra Valley producing wines that will cellar well for many years. A punter would have got long odds for such a vintage in December with summer rains and high humidity making viticulturists nervous. The odds shortened quickly as weeks of mild temperatures, blue skies and perfectly timed showers ensued allowing for even ripening and bountiful crops. Careful consideration had to be given to picking times to ensure ideal ripeness, fruit flavour, acid, balance and structure. All in all 2018 was a vintage of quality across all varieties, with Upper Yarra Pinot Noir and Chardonnay excelling and Cabernet Sauvignon knocking our socks off.” – Rob Dolan – Winemaker

Bronze – James Halliday Wine Companion

Wine Notes

Colour: deep ruby
Aroma: blackberry, dark cherry, licorice + spice
Palate: medium-bodied with a complex array of dark berry fruits + fine silky tannins
Cellar: up to 10 years


Region: Yarra Valley
Variety: Sangiovese 40% | Tempranillo 18% | Barbera 16% Nebbiolo 14% | Shiraz 12%
Vineyard: Yarraland Vineyard
Harvest: 28th March – 4th April 2018
Method: hand picked


Process: destemmed, whole berry, cold soak pre-ferment
Fermentation: hand plunged in 2-3 tonne open fermenters
Barrel: 12 months in seasoned French Oak
Alcohol: 12.6%
Winemakers: Rob Dolan + Mark Nikolich

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