I love food. Mind you, I don’t know many people who don’t. When my wife is in the kitchen doing what she does so well, cooking (amongst other things of course), and working her magic, the aromas that spread throughout our home definitely make my mouth water, and I just can’t wait to see and eat what is going to be served up.
I also love wine. When I poured this one, the aromas were such that they made my mouth water, honestly. Fresh red berries and dark cherries are the attraction on the nose without taking anything away from the beautiful dark and glossy appearance in the glass.
Flavours are quite rich with lush dark berry fruits to the fore, there are some herbs in there too, creamy vanilla characters thanks to the expected time in oak (some new?) and the tannins are present but part of that which is the wine. There’s no doubting the fruit is the star here and I’m guessing the wine has benefited from the vine reconstruction .
I can see why Hastwell & Lightfoot’s motto is “Wines Made for Eating”. You could dine on this for days. But if you have enough of it in the cellar, you could dine on it for a years.
Region: Mclaren Vale, SA Price: $25 (bargain) Source: Sample thanks to Hastwell & Lightfoot and Define Wine