2012 Yalumba The Scribbler Shiraz Cabernet

Never, ever judge a book by it’s cover. Never.  Now put that into a wine perspective.

This wine, at a ridiculous price, is an amazing story that sticks in your mind and has you doodling while you drink it.  It is thought provoking.

An affable, congenial, not so shy little number that keeps you coming back for more (well, it did me anyway).

Black and blue fruits aplenty with soft tannins that are oh so welcoming and (will) go on as long as the debate over the new tax plan the Liberals want to introduce.

The fruit, the winery, the winemaker and mother nature have collaborated to produce a story that you just want to start to read but makes you tempted to skip to the last page.  And you can with this wine because it has a ‘happy ever after’ ending.  Certainly for the consumer at the very least.

The notes on-line say, and I quote, “…it is an elegant, complex and bright wine that is designed to drink now but can also be cellared for medium term enjoyment.”  This is true but, and this is only my opinion of course, feel free to wait for a bit longer than “medium term”!

If you can still find it, buy as much as you can…please.  That’ll reduce the amount I’m going to buy.

Region: Barossa Valley     Price: $23 (RRP)     Source: On line purchase



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