SINGLE VINEYARD 2013 SHIRAZ - EQUAL TOP OF CATEGORY - LIMESTONE COAST TASTING

Fabulous News - your favourite Shiraz, the Wood Block Wines Single Vineyard 2013 Coonawarra Shiraz as been awarded Equal Top in Category in the Limestone Coast Winestate Magazine Annual Tasting. The review reads:

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Intense aromas - all savoury, meaty and earthy and underscored with berries and cherries Lovely mouthfilling dark sweet fruit flavours with hints of spice. Good acid/tannin balance. ★★★★★

 

SPOTLIGHTING WITH LIMESTONE COAST WINE SHOW INTERNATIONAL WINE JUDGE

As part of the 2014 Limestone Coast Wine Show, Tim Kidman from Wood Block Wines, along with a select group of Coonawarra’s other boutique wine companies, had the pleasure of entertaining Fongyee Walker MW, international wine judge and colleague Danielle Liu for a lovely lunch at Upstairs at Hollicks. A specially selected wine from each of the wineries was enjoyed with Fongyee giving everyone a much greater appreciation of the dynamic nature of wine in China.

Plenty of questions were asked of Fongyee and all were thoughtfully answered, drawing her vast depth of knowledge of the world of wine and the current wine trends in China.

For something a little bit different, that evening, Jon Kidman of Banks Thargo Wines and our Tim Kidman (yes we’re distant cousins) took Fongyee and Danielle spotlighting searching for wildlife around Tim’s vineyard and in the local bush.

We were able to spot several wombats going about their nocturnal business - (they are a laid back sort of animal and don’t care much about who’s looking at them) along with a couple of scrub wallabies and many kangaroos hopping.

Danielle commented that there were so many stars and they were so very bright – living and working in large cities with lots of ambient light means not too many stars in the night sky.

It was a pleasure to meet Fongyee and Danielle, and learn so much more about the current wine trends in China.

Tim Kidman, Coonawarra

 

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CALLIGRAPHUS 2005 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - WINEWISE

Outstanding. The first thing that strikes the taster about this wine is the excellent retention of colour. The nose and palate confirm the visual impression.The ripe intense palate shows varietal cassis and is wrapped in firm fine tannins. Top notch stuff. Wood Block Wines is an enterprise of Tim and Sarah Kidman based on old vine material. Excellent Value. Gold’

Winewise August 2011 Volume 27 No 3

 

BRONZE MEDAL FOR THE 2010 AMITY CABERNET SAUVIGNON AT THE BOUTIQUE WINE AWARDS

The 2010 Amity Cabernet Sauvignon has picked up a Bronze medal at the Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards. These awards are an annual event open to Australian and New Zealand wines from companies which crush and bottle less than 250 ton of grapes each year. Tim Kidman reflects: we are a truly a boutique wine company and it is humbling for our wines to be recognised for their quality and style at such an event.

Tim Kidman, Coonawarra