Current Vintage: 2018
Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.
The Cronberry Block is part of Murdoch Hill's Oakbank vineyard, situated at 420 metres above sea level in the Adelaide Hills. It's predominately an east-facing slope which avoids the harsh afternoon sun and produces Syrah of noteworthy finesse-which Michael Downer describes as, "a typical cool climate Shiraz with fragrant, perfumed red fruits, pepper and spice notes."
Expect loads of juicy, dark and red cherry fruit, and plenty of bay leaf, black olive and spice. There are very fine tannins as well. With far more interest than you'd expect at the price, this is yet another cracking red from this talented and multi-award-winning winemaker.
The Adelaide Hills are certainly alive - perhaps not with the sound of music - but rather, vast quantities of unique wines that circulate through the region's pristine body. This region is still a new kid on the Australian wine block - but is producing finessed cool climate classics such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Hipster’s will be happy in the Adelaide Hills too, with the region being home to a plethora of alternative varietals such as Blaufrankisch and Gruner Veltliner.
The Hills are chock full of cellar doors serving up the best of the region's food and wine output. The cooler climate that comes with altitude serves as an important point of difference from the warmer regions in Adelaide - tarty and acidic wines dominate over the more ripe fruit that can be found elsewhere in the State of Adelaide.