In 2011, Paradise Rescued purchased a second vineyard block alongside the property and winery. The vines had been "cut to death" and essentially the vineyard had been abandoned. The 60 year old Merlot vines were recovered and provided the base of our first BlockTwo wine in 2012. The Sémillon vines could not be recovered and were dug up to make way for a full new planting of merlot in 2014.
Paradise Rescued BlockTwo 2016 is a classic Bordeaux 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc Bordeaux blend comprising the fruit and body of Merlot in harmony with the fragrance and length of CabernetFranc. The first wine was produced in 2012 and the subsequently every vintage sine 2014.
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.
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
Vintages available: 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016. Only 2016 and more recent vintages (for release soon) are available for sale in France. All vintages are available for export to the rest of the world.