2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Shiraz Marsanne

Now, I would have thought that, if the blended variety of a wine was as little as 1% it would not need to be included on the label.  However, when that 1% adds to the sum of the whole of a wine, it needs to be front and centre with the main contributor.  In this case, Marsanne may be a drop in the Shiraz ocean when it comes to this wine, but it adds to the ripple effect of flavour.

This is a lovely wine from head to toe.  Starting from the nose, both red and black fruits provide plenty of mouth-watering aromas with just a hint of pepper and spice.  Silky smooth on tasting where dark fruits and plums are rich and abundant, and white pepper adds to the medium to full bodied palate.  It’s elegant too, as it moves across the palate with ease.  Balanced?  Sure is.  On its toes ‘pointe technique’ style.  There’s no doubting the tail on this beauty either.  It’s long…very long.  Find this wine is my advice.

Levantine Hill Website

Region: Yarra Valley, Vic     Price: $60     Source: Sample thanks kindly to Levantine Hill

This entry was posted in Red Blends, Shiraz. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s