It’s not uncommon to have wines recommended to me and I don’t mind it even more so when it comes from someone in the know.
I must say though, I was not particularly enthralled when I saw the label. In one word, dark. ‘Woodfired’ was there for all to see.
In the glass is where the darkness continues. It’s certainly a deep colour but with a youthful vibrancy and the aromas, Bang! Full on, delicious, mouth-watering.
I was a little surprised when I tried it though. I expected that punch to continue but, while it’s rich, it is still quite smooth, mellow and damn approachable.
Black fruits aplenty, a hint of licorice allsorts in there balanced out thanks also to a touch of cool climate spice/pepperiness. All in all a nicely rounded, generous, no nonsense wine at a very reasonable price.
Region: Heathcote, Victoria Price: $20 (retail) Source: Retail Purchase