There is something to be said for consistency when it comes to producing wine. That is why some wine shows have a ‘Wines of Provenance’ Class. This class of wines is usually made up of three wines with a minimum of 10 years separating the youngest to the oldest and a minimum of three years between each vintage (I think that’s right and I hope that makes sense).
I realise not every winery is into the Wine Show thing but, if Bob and Rita Richter, owners of Grey Sands, entered this wine, there’s a better than good chance it would win the trophy hands down! As much as this is one of our favourites, I can honestly say, it is consistently well made.
When it was poured in the glass I straight away thought, that’s freshly baked bread straight out of the oven. A few swirls of the glass and I got honeysuckle and pear aromas for days with just a hint of a citrusy character. I just knew this was going to be yummy (a technical wine term of course).
Lovely texture almost macadamia nut like, those pears appear again but they have a more riper sort of richness about them without being overdone. Hello to some suave spicy notes and the acidity on the persistent finish is delicate and fine, and just one part of the structure guaranteeing a very good future.
I’ve been a fan of this wine for a number of years and it never fails to impress. This is one of those moments where you wish you had a magnum (1.5 litre bottle) of a wine.
Region: Glengarry, Tasmania Price: $45 Source: Sample thanks to Grey Sands