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Blok Estate

www.blok.com.au

Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, 5263

(PO Box 14, Coonawarra 5263)

Cellar Door: Daily (10-4)

Ph: (08) 8737 2734

cellar door
Cellar door (photo:genxywines)

The Trotter family's Blok Estate is located 2.5 kilometres north of Penola.

The relaxed cellar door and art gallery are located in a stone homestead surrounded by a splendid garden and lawns just off the Riddoch Highway.

The portfolio includes Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot.

Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

New reviews

Blok Estate Riesling 2014

Purchased: Not ($)

Drink: 2017

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2015, floral and clean but a little austere apple, pear and lime with orange blossom nores, plumoish with minimal phenolics although there is a light touch of chalkiness (***)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Cabernet 2008

Purchased: Not ($?)

Drink: 2018

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2013, smooth and fleshy mulberry and cassis with mint, violet florals and peppery spices, medium-full bodied palate opens up to seaweed and bay leaf complexity, graphite minerals, lingering fine, dusty tannins (****)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2011, has started to open up with bottle age, juicy mulberry and cassis with the plump and fleshy mid-palate showing some plum-cake sweetness, the expressive and medium-full bodied palate shows violet florals and bay leaf savouriness, good line of dusty tannins (****)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Riesling 2010

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2012

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2011, a little restrained showing pear, lime and green apple flavours and jasmine and orange blossom florals, soft talcy minerality with fresh orange rind acidity and some chalky phenolics (***)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2012

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2011, creamy barrel fermented style showing melon, tropical fruit and cut grass with a crisp and savoury mineral finish (***)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Purchased: Not ($24)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2009, ripe and juicy blackcurrant with mint and violet notes, spicy and medium-full bodied with a good backbone of minerality, the palate shows good length and persistence (****)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Riesling 2008

Purchased: Not ($17)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2009, bright fruit expression showing tropical fruit, kaffir lime leaf and musk, soft chalky texture with a lingering citric acid finish (***1/2)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Riesling 2007

Purchased: Not ($17)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2008, Silver Medal, Limestone Coast Wine Show 2007, intense for the region showing tropical fruit, lemon blossom and green apple, soft talcy texture with some flinty structure on the finish, dry but a touch of residual sugar showing on the finish (***1/2)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2002

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2007, smooth cassis and raspberry with lots of supporting pepper and spice and a touch of liquorice, medium bodied with toasty cedar-vanilla oak, fine grained tannins (***1/2)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Riesling 2006

Purchased: Not ($17)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2006, only just released so a bit closed but shows melon, lime orange blossom nose, delicate palate, tingly, fresh citric finish (***1/2)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Riesling 2005

Purchased: Not ($18)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2006, melon and lime flavours with a touch of the regional orange blossom, light minerally palate, tingly, fresh finish with lingering citrus notes (***1/2)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Unwooded Chardonnay 2005

Purchased: Not ($17)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2006, tropical fruit and lemon nose, palate also shows some mid-palate melon, fresh finish, easy drinking summer quaffer (**1/2)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2003

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2006, cassis and blackberry with varietal mint, medium bodied with toasty cedar oak, balanced tannins with good finish, drink now style (***)

Blok Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Purchased: Not ($24)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2006, ripe blackcurrant with mint and chocolate notes, subtle cedar oak, well balanced tannins (***1/2)