Second born child. The poor cousin. The second in line for the throne. Shiraz in Coonawarra. Every one of these seems to sit behind the ‘other one’ getting the attention and usually not justified.
How cool is it that something comes along to change the landscape and move people’s thinking away from the mainstream in a sensible yet dramatic way from the presentation to the contents. This Penley Estate Wild Ferment Coonawarra Shiraz sits in this interpretation perfectly.
It’s fresh, vibrant and designed to excite from the get-go. Red fruits and cherries give it the ‘more front than Myer’ character from the start and it doesn’t let go. Tannins don’t interfere one iota because they realise what this wine is all about. Generosity is the punter’s friend here.
Region: Coonawarra, SA Price: $35 Source: Sample courtesy of Wine Brands