70% Grenache, 25% Shiraz, 5% Mataro
Medium-red and bright; grenache’s lustre well on show.
Grenache on show aromatically; very grown-up grenache thanks to the shiraz and Mataro components which bring a more rustic and savoury perfume. Plums, earth, rose petals crushed in the hand - heightened. Wafts of red jube lollies, soy, bay leaves… both ends of the aromatic spectrum are here - from fresh flowers to port.
There is tension immediately, a clean and long red wine, rounded and rolling tannins taking over the mid to back palate This is NOT a lumpish red wine: there are generosity and oomph, but no heavy-handedness. The complexity of aroma with the dipping and diving fruit flavour of red berry compote, green herbs, spice, pepper and fine shavings of dark chocolate make for a playful seriousness.
This wine’s symmetry of aroma and bouquet and of primary and secondary flavours make it wonderfully versatile when it comes to guests, foodstuffs, and politics. Complex stews, communist tendencies, or people you met the other day on the beach - it will suit and salve and solve.
- Barossa Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
- San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Gold Medal, 90 Points
- China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Double Gold Medal
- Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Gold Medal