This was one of three I presented to a group of punters at a barbecue. The reason was to get a objective view of the three wines where food was also a player in proceedings.
This one got a few “oooooooohs” and “aaaaaaaaahs” from the group as soon as I poured it. A whoosh of black fruit aromas came out of the glass immediately! I can’t take the credit for ‘whoosh’ and I doubt you’ll see it in conventional wine reviews.
By this stage the group were really getting into it! A couple actually commented how they never really thought about wine properly until now (I did suggest to them to not get to into it too much, to just enjoy it).
I felt it was quite fleshy and comfortably ripe, a bit earthy too. The word ‘aniseed’ was popular. Blackberries and cherries for me and then I was told to write down ‘blood plums’. Yeah, I can see that too. Good pick up by the punters.
This was a brilliant discovery I must say. I’m not going to say when I poured it in relation to the three wines but I am happy to admit to underestimating it. It’s richer, bolder and brassier than I expected. A damn good wine.
Region: Coonawarra Price: $29 Source: Swap