Blackjack ‘Mr. Ramoy’ Shiraz 2019
This wine is a blend of grapes of equal quantities from our three estate vineyards-the original Shiraz planting, the Cabernet block and the Block 6 Shiraz.
Crushed and fermented separately in three new French Oak Puncheons. Sealed after fermentation had finished and kept on skins for another six weeks. Basket pressed, blended and returned to the same French oak puncheons for another 22 months. Bottled in March 2018.
A wine tending towards the spice spectrim of flavours; a wine a complexity , depth and length. A wine that deserves to be called after its namesake.
95 Campbell Mattinson Winefront
“it’s bold and beautiful;It’s rich in licorice, dark plum and vanilla cream….”
2019 Blackjack Mr Ramoy : Jeni Port Halliday Wine Companion
Cabernet and shiraz. Fermented and aged in 100% new French oak. Santa Rosa Ramoy, aka Blackjack, was an American sailor who jumped ship in Melbourne in the 1860s in search of fortune on the gold fields. This flagship wine, named in his honour, does his story proud. A heady introduction in plum, blackberry, vanilla and dried herbs shows the great Aussie grape duo in full, delicious flight. Built for the cellar, the French oak is not shy, but it does fit well, an amply suitable partner for the generosity of fruit and tannin.