I have a lot to thank David Cumming of Define Wine for. A few months back he introduced me to wineries and wines from areas of New South Wales I was not familiar with, didn’t have a proper appreciation for and am now coming to thoroughly enjoy. Patina is a perfect example of this.
There is a great story behind the Patina name and I encourage you to click on the website link below and have a read.
Rich yet subtle mouth-filling and palate coating flavours of peaches, pears and cream. Peaches, pears and cream? Who wouldn’t love that!! A delicious, silky textural element that seems to surf the wave of lush fruit right to the finish. Speaking of the finish, it is…
…surreptitiously long. What do I mean by this? Well, when I tasted it the first time I did everything the normal way including swallowing the wine (I don’t spit wine under these circumstances). I had a bit of a think about the wine and went to have another taste but the flavours were still there, so I moved my glass away for a few seconds. As I raised the glass again, those flavours were STILL on my palate! I think this wine was quietly trying to tell me not to rush it but to savour the flavours it was giving me so generously. Truly delightful!
Region: Orange, NSW Price: $35 Source: Sample courtesy of Define Wine