Good Enough for Blockies Good Enough for Us
Landaus Vintners 'Blockies' South Australia Shiraz Mataro 2012
This is the best Blockies since the first release by Glug which was from 2007. The high quality and complexity of the 2012 comes from the addition of the right Mataro which is from the Barossa Valley and I cannot help reflecting that the best Mataro in the world may indeed be from the Barossa. I first began to play with Shiraz Mataro blends and the Blockies idea in the mid to late 1990s and always saw it as a wine that had to be made for the right price. I was in turn inspired by my love of a much earlier wine the Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro. The story goes that the soldier settlers, the original blockies' had trouble selling Mataro and made it into the house red. I like this thought and in turn I would like to see the Blockies become your house red. That's why I use the saying; 'good enough for Blockies, good enough for us'.