2017 Gartelmann Wines Wilhelm Shiraz

I don’t watch much telly.  I enjoy listening to music more so, especially the old favourites; one of which is Genesis (and later Phil Collins when he went out on his own).  One song that came up today was, “Invisible Touch” by Genesis.  I think some lines in the song relate to this wine perfectly.  Let me explain (but you will need to know the song).

Beautiful colour to get things started like the drum intro to the song.  You just know it is going to have impact.  The aromas are invisible and they seem to reach in and grab right hold of your olfactory senses flooding them with red cherries and plums and bits of herbs and spices.

When you taste it, it crawls under your skin and you’re never quite the same.  You can only blame the lush and fruit-full yet medium bodied palate. Ripe red berries with a slim layer of smooth, dark fruit richness, aniseedy/licoricey like character too and those spices that showed themselves at the ‘aroma’ stage make another appearance at the ‘flavour’ profile stage.  Everything is in tune very nicely at the finish where fine tannins add to the elegance and persistent length.

It seems to have a built in ability to take everything it sees and it seems I’ve fallen, fallen for it.  This is indeed a lovely wine and very good value too.

Gartelmann Wines Website

Region: Hunter Valley, NSW     Price: $28     Source: Sample thanks to Gartelmann Wines and Define Wine


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