I went to a wine tasting recently. I know, I know, so what’s new? Well for me, it’s these guys and their wines. Unfortunately I didn’t try them all (and what I tried was mighty impressive) but I’m so so glad I tried this one.
I’ve no idea how long the bottle had been open but boy did it have a great nose! I’m not talking Klinger from M*A*S*H ‘nose’, I’m talking ‘dive your nose into a basket of fresh dark berries’ nose. I reckon you could pour this in a vegemite jar (clean of course) and it would shine. Love a good start to a new wine.
It’s all black fruits, a bit of aniseed, savoury, soft flowing tannins and good length…but…a good ‘but’ though. Here’s the ‘but’ bit; it comes across as a big wine yet, dare I say it, iron-ish fist in a velvet glove (cliché, sorry).
I remember trying a Cabernet and two of their shiraz. Impressive. This one is very well priced and I reckon if you are patient, it’ll sit quietly until it scratches at your cellar door to be let out and opened. It has that personality about it.
Region: Barossa Valley Price: $43 Source: Tasting