Everyone knows that the reference to a ‘Dark Horse’ means someone or something (for want of a better word) that succeeds unexpectedly usually because little is known of them or they don’t have the ‘ability’ of its peers to be better than them.
On this occasion, I have to say, the name is not apt for the wine. This is no dark horse. It would stand up to any of its peers easily and then some.
And, how ironic is it that 2014 is the Chinese Year of the Horse!
If we homo-sapiens were born in a year of the horse, we would be energetic and active and this certainly has both, along the lines of being both fresh and lively on the nose and palate. Red fruits combine nicely with dark cherries but there is a subtle hint of eucalypt (is there some Padthaway fruit in there…maybe?).
I’m going to continue to steal characteristics of those born in the Year of the Horse and say this wine’s pleasant, easy going and amiable nature sums it up perfectly. You really need to try this wine and you will (to use a gen y term), ‘so like’ get it.
I’m going to quote one more thing because I think it hits the nail on the head (and thank you chinahighlights.com). “All these guarantee their popularity and a large following of friends”. This wine’s popularity is guaranteed and it will gather a large following of punters.
Region: Coonawarra, South Australia Price: $23 Source: Swap