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Black Jack

Black Jack

$48.00

2017 ‘Black Jack’ Malbec

Composition
100% Malbec

Tasting Note
Dark inky purple with lifted aromatics of ripe plum, cherry and blackberry. Hallmark Margaret River Mint/Eucalypt aromatics carry through to the palate which also shows flavours of dark chocolate and mocha. The finish is long lasting with elegant silky tannin; persistent acid will soften as the wine ages.

Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked and hand sorted. After crushing the juice underwent a 10% drain off to concentrate tannin content. It was then fermented and hand plunged in barrel. Following fermentation the wine was basket pressed and returned to French oak, 35% new, where it matured for 18 months. This wine is unfiltered.

Cellar
2026

Food Match
Roast duck with sticky star anise and chinese five spice sauce.

SKU: HC0003

95/100 Points / Ray Jordan

Such a bright and beautiful malbec that’s been treated with kid gloves from the start. Hand-picking and hand-plunging before basket pressing into about a third new French oak. It has been bottled without filtering so might throw a little harmless crust. No matter, it is a marvellous example of this variety, showing the lively floral fruit characters and the exquisite medium weight flavour intensity. Outstanding.

94 Points / Steve Creber /Halliday Wine Companion 2019

Hand-picked, hand-plunged and hand-pressed. Aged in French oak for 18 months, 35% new. The dense purple colour offers an early insight. Deep, intense red and black fruit is the order of the day here. The high quality oak makes its spicy and savoury presence felt, as does the unrelenting tannin. It’s all about the future for this wine, and it should be interesting.