2016 was a successful vintage for Bordeaux and Paradise Rescued, ending a fine selection of vintages. The first half of the season was rainy and cold, but good flowering conditions, followed by a hot, dry summer with cool evening conditions which resulted in an excellent harvest.
Paradise Rescued BlockTwo 2016 is a 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc blend.
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2020 London
Press Tasting Reports
“A harmony of aromas of violets, black fruits, green pepper and cedar delicately edged with dark chocolate and graphite, fine tannins and acidity. A satisfying and confident wine.»Joanna Simon, joannasimon.com Dec 2020
“Beware of BlockTwo with its aromas of dark plum and cassis, along with fresh acidity and crisper cranberry on the palate.” Peter Ranscombe, Scottish Field Jan 2021
Alcohol 13,5% v/v
"This BlockTwo 2016 MerlotCabFranc has set the benchmark for Paradise Rescued. It justifies our confidence in the Merlot block. The future is very exciting and the 2016 closes a great series of very good BlockTwo 2014, 2015 and 2016 wines." David Stannard, boss.