2018 Schwarz Wine Co Grenache Shiraz Mataro

I’m going to take you back to your school days and ask, do you remember what a scalene triangle is?  I don’t expect that you could be bothered googling it so I’ll remind you. It is a triangle with three unequal sides.  Everyone knows what a triangle looks like but it doesn’t matter how ‘unequal’ the three sides are, they still form the shape of a triangle.  It’s no different when it comes to a GSM blend.  It doesn’t matter what the percentages of the varieties are, they still form a GSM blend.  In case you’re interested, this very attractive ‘scalene triangle’ of a GSM is made up of 59% Grenache, 31% Shiraz and 10% Mataro.  Most of it saw time in old French oak allowing the fruit to really show its best.

Looks damn good in the glass.  It’s almost glistening! Smells fresh, fruity and quite moreish…dangerously so, in a good way of course.  I mentioned how it seems to glisten in the glass, well, it really shines when drinking it.  Plenty of flavour thanks to characters of ripe red berries, some dark fruit influence, anise and a delicate spicy note.  The tannins have a little bit to say but the fruit is so good you hardly notice them.  The 14.5% alcohol is barely noticeable among this medium bodied and beautifully balanced blend.  The silky smooth finish and good length add to the (previously mentioned) moreishness of this wine.  This is a winner!

Region: Barossa Valley, SA     Price: $30     Source: Wine swap

Schwarz Wine Co Website


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