Shiraz Nouveau sounds very trendy and ‘now’. Because I’m not a Millenial, I had to look up the meaning of Nouveau and in French it means new, in Old French it means novel so, it fits.
Love the colour. I don’t often use this word but it’s pretty. A pretty red with a very nice, complementary purple rim.
This is all about the fruit from the beginning. Unmistakable juicy red fruits on the nose, maybe even a touch of spicy cherry-ness in there too.
Those red fruits continue and are joined by some plumminess, mixed italian herbs and hint of licorice with a nice addition of savouriness showing up on the finish.
This may seem a bit odd but it comes across as a pretty relaxed sort of wine. It’s like it did not set out to reach any great heights yet found its ideal spot alongside my dinner of Chilli Con Carne.
Region: Mudgee, NSW Price: $30 Source: Sample courtesy of Robert Stein and Define Wine