Patrick of Coonawarra Two Blocks Shiraz 2016 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia
91/100 - Qwine Reviews (2017 Vintage)
90/100 - James Halliday Wine Companion (2017 Vintage)
SILVER - LIMESTONE COAST WINESHOW
The Winemaker “This shiraz is full bodied with a mix of bold plum flavour and a hint of pepper spice. The aromas of fruitcake and violet lead to a well balanced and complex palate. The chocolate oak finishes the wine with a smooth vanilla lift.” (2016 Vintage)
Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The Estate is now managed by his son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.
Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.
Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, particularly the Barossa Valley.