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1 - 5 of 5 Wines By Blackjack
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Blackjack Block 6 Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
Blackjack has claimed the eminent M.Chapoutier Trophy for Best Shiraz at the prestigious Le Concours des Vinson on no fewer than three occasions. Block 6 is a superior parcel of distinguished vines, renowned within the Bendigo district for producing a very high quality, intensely fruit driven Shiraz. Whilst directly adjacent to the original Blackjack plantings, Block 6 features a unique soil profile and a different clone. Block 6 always displays savoury Rhone structure and style, as opposed to the identifiably Aussie genre of Shiraz produced by Blackjack Vineyard.
$3799each
$455DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Blackjack are just south of Bendigo, on an easterly slope, in the old fruit growing district of Harcourt Valley at the foothills of Mt. Alexander. The microclimate of this small boutique winery is considerably cooler than other vineyards, ablessed by Indian summers, cool nights and warm clear days, allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. Soils are very old, unfertile granites, although part of Block 6 is on richer sandstone gravels. The hand husbanded, hand picked vines on Block 6 were planted in 1998 and are a different clone to the original Shiraz stock. Vinified in traditional open fermenters, hand plunged and aged in French oak barriques for twenty two months, bottled unfined after minimal filtration.
 
Ruby red, purple hues. Dark berry and cherry aromas, black currants, nutmeg and mixed spice, complex festive pudding notes. In grand central Victorian styling, the palate shows abundant spice and pepper as well as fully ripe berry fruits, lovely rounded mouthfeel and texture, subtle oak in support. Superb balance of crisp peppery acids and fine oak tannins, a very persistent, remarkably long and lingering finish.
Blackjack Cabernet Merlot
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
One of Bendigo's salient marques, a wine of extraordinary personality, built around the prominent tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon, cushioned by the plummy softness from a smaller component of resplendent Merlot. The philosophy at Blackjack is to not interfere with the vinification, in a sense, to let the grapes and vintage do the talking. The overall character is determined by a unique combination of season and environment. A medium weighted, complex dry red with essential varietal definition and seamless fusion between fruit, tannins and oak.
$2899each
$347DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Blackjack vineyards are just south of Bendigo at the foothills of Mt Alexander, within the renowned orchard pastorals of Harcourt Valley. The climes are fortuitously cool, perfect for slow ripening and the complete development of intense flavour in wine grapes. Traditional open top fermenters and good old fashioned hand plunging are essential, making wine at Blackjack is hard yakka but it's a labour of love. American oak is the material of choice, fruit is vinified in traditional open fermenters, hand plunged and aged in the best 225L barriques for two years, no finings and minimal filtration are applied at bottling.
 
Garnet colour. Fully fragrant with blackberries and dusty cigarbox aromas, black olive and dried herbs alongside blackcurrant and red berry. A medium weight palate with sweet, clear cassis fruit, concentrated over a muscular framework and substantial tannin length, before a firm, fleshy finish. A fist of fruit inside a velvet glove, perfect alongside succulent roasts or tender pink lamb.
Blackjack Cabernet Merlot
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
Orchards flourish and thrive on the unfertile granites of Harcourt Valley. This is wine central for Bendigo's most superior and memorable vintages. The auspicious Blackjack vines are all hand pruned and hand picked, balmy indian summers, cool nights and clear days, permit the grapes to ripen slowly and fully, vintage typically occurs in late April to early May. A sensational and stylish accord of Merlot and Cabernet, somewhat more eloquent, a complex dry red of profound varietal definition and seamless fusion between fruit, tannins and oak.
$4099each
$467DOZEN
EACH
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Blackjack Majors Line Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
Major Thomas Mitchell surveyed the area around Bendigo in 1836, excited about his discovery of bountiful pastorals, initiating a migration of squatters and settlers into the august terroirs of Harcourt Valley. Renowned for its arcadian splendour and largess of orchard fruit, Harcourt is wine country, home to some of the most outstanding Victorian vineyards. Major's Line brings the fruit of Harcourt together with choice Blackjack parcels from Heathcote and Bendigo, plum, allspice and juicy black fruits over a trundle of succulent, toothy tannins.
$2599each
$309DOZEN
EACH
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Blackjack Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
Black Jack was a yankee sailor who jumped ship and joined the Castlemaine goldrush of the1850s. He remains a part of local follore. The McKenzie and Pollock families named their property after the adjacent road which commemorates the legend of Mr. Jack, planting vines on the site of an old apple orchard in the 1980s. Redolent of spice and savoury fruits, sweet and juicy on the palate, filled of plums and ripe dark berries over a backbone of fine, sweet and toasty American oak, opulent and lingering, the defining articulation of Bendigo Shiraz.
$3799each
$455DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
BlackJack Vineyards is situated on the granitic soil of the Harcourt Valley in the Bendigo Wine Region of Central Victoria

BlackJack was the name given to an American sailor who, during the goldrush era of the1850s jumped ship and found his way to the Castlemaine goldfields. A road adjacent to BlackJack Vineyards still bears his name. Perhaps following a similar dream but in search of liquid gold, the McKenzie and Pollock families planted their first vines in 1988. Further planting in 1989 completed the initial four-hectare vineyard development of mainly Shiraz and Cabernet with a small area of Merlot.

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BlackJack vineyards released its first wine in November 1994 and in the short intervening period has established an enviable reputation for producing fine and generous red wine. It is the Blackjack philosophy to produce consistent high quality red wines that reflect the vineyard and vintage variations. Beautiful in every season, Blackjack Vineyards offer a friendly welcome, a chance to taste some excellent full-bodied reds and talk about the joys and despairs of grape growing and winemaking in historic Central Victoria.

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Each vintage, BlackJack Wines produces an exciting and highly acclaimed portfolio of dry red tablewines. Visitors to the winery now see a hillside planted with rows and rows of well-tended vines. Beautiful in every season, Blackjack Vineyards offer a friendly welcome, a chance to taste some excellent full-bodied reds and talk about the joys and despairs of grape growing and winemaking in historic Central Victoria. Over a dozen vintages of BlackJack Shiraz have been released, a classic Australian shiraz style that's big, bold, flavoursome and with the potential to develop in the cellar for at least a decade.

The relatively recent addition of the Block 6 Shiraz to the Blackjack range made an immediate impact at the 2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, winning the Premier's Trophy for best Victorian wine of the show, and the Winery Supplies Trophy for best shiraz in the open classes. The 2003 vintage won the top gold medal in its class at the same show. Block 6 is adjacent to the original shiraz plantings but produces quite a different style of wine, more savoury than sweet, and aptly described by some critics as being much more Rhone-like.

BlackJack Cabernet Merlot is made in traditional open fermenters, then aged in small oak barrels for nearly two years, this medium-weighted and complex dry red shows hallmark varietal flavours of mint, blackberry and cassis. BlackJack Chortle's Edge Shiraz can be best described as a Monday-to-Thursday wine, a delightful medium-bodied, flavoursome shiraz made for easy everyday drinking. While there is some lovely oak in the background, it is essentially a fruit-driven style of red with predominantly cherry and plum flavours.

James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion has elevated BlackJack Wines to the maximum five-star rating, reflecting "An outstanding winery capable of producing wines of the highest calibre". The rating places BlackJack among the best four producers in the Bendigo district and in the top 8.5 per cent Australia-wide. Reviewing individual wines, he awarded Blackjack Shiraz and Block 6 Shiraz with the maximum rating of five glasses, outstanding wines of the highest quality, usually with a distinguished pedigree. Campbell Matttinson writes of BlackJack, "Last year's was a beauty and so too is this. Wow, this is terrific at any price. Sweet coconut and mint rises over savoury , peppery plums, the savouriness and sweetness clubbing together into a seriously seductive package!"

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BlackJack proprietors and winemakers, Ian MacKenzie and Ken Pollock, are pleased and proud each and every vintage to release their range of reds, "We sincerely believe that all wines show excellent varietal and regional character. At the end of the day, or vintage, the overall character of the wine is essentially determined by the unique combination of the local environment and seasonal climatic variations. Our philosophy at Blackjack Vineyards is not to interfere with this natural process too much. In a sense, to let the grapes, the vintage, talk."

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