The 1999 vintage of the Black Label sees a return to the classic blend of Cabnert Sauvignon and Shiraz - a wine style that is unique to Australia and a blend that has produced many of our country's most celebrated wines. The finished blend sees the majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from McLaren Vale, the bulk of the Shiraz from the Barossa and a small percentage of each variety sourced from Langhorne creek. The final blend composition is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Shiraz, with each parcel fermented and matured separately before the ultimate blend was chosen from hundreds of potential parcels tasted. The Wine has a wonderfully lifted bouquet of dark fruit, chocolate and blackcurrents and a typically rich, soft fruit dominated palate with great length and suppleness. A combination of French and American oak has added complexity and structure to the finished wine.
As with all Black Label vintages this wine will reward a decade or more of cellaring.
Wolf Blass wine established in 1966 but it was not until the 1973 vintage that we made our first Black Label, a red wine that was to become our flagship. The principle behind Black Label is simple. Each year it must represent the finest wine we can make from the best grapes we can source - each vintage the varietal and regional make-up may alter slightly but the philosophy behind the wine never changes. Since the first vintage in 1973, Black Label has firmly established itself as one of the Australia's greatest wines, winning the pretigious Jimmy Watson Trophy an Unprecedented four times.
The 1999 Black Label, our 27th consecutive vintage, is very much in the traditional mould of this style. A multiple gold medallist at leasing Australian wine shows, this is a wine that showcases rich, ripe fruit characters with integrated tannins and oak - an unmistable Australian Classic.
Vintage : 1999
Size : 750ml
Region : Mclaren Vale / Barossa / Langhorne Creek
Type : Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz