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