2016 was an all round successful vintage for Bordeaux and Paradise Rescued, rounding off a nice hat-rick of vintages. The first half of the season was wet and cold but great flowering conditions followed by a warm dry summer with cool evening conditions setting up a great run into harvest.
Paradise Rescued BlockTwo 2016 is a 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc Bordeaux blend.
Bronze Medal Winner, International Wine Challenge 2020 London
Media tasting reports
“A harmony of violet, black fruit, green pepper and cedar aromas softly edged with dark chocolate and graphite, fine tannins and acidity. Confident satisfying wine.” Joanna Simon, joannasimon.com Dec 2020
“Look out for BlockTwo with its dark plum and blackcurrant aromas, plus fresh acidity and crunchier cranberry on the palate.” Peter Ranscombe, Scottish Field Jan 2021
“This BlockTwo 2016 MerlotCabFranc has set the benchmark for Paradise Rescued. It vindicates our confidence in the Merlot block. The future is very exciting and the 2016 caps off a great run of very good 2014, 2015 and 2016 BlockTwo wines.” David Stannard, Owner.