What a delightful wine. Just delightful! I realise this sounds odd, but it was more like I was meeting this wine and getting to know it rather than just tasting it. I feel this wine has been so well ‘parented’ from the embryotic stage of the grape, to a youthful wine now in bottle. I was warmly introduced to aromas of mainly red berries with a small interruption by a savoury/spicy note. It’s like it has manners as it boldly presents the fresh blackberry, red cherry, blue fruit and spicy flavours on the palate, however in such an honest and polite way. At the same time, there is poise and precision on the palate where the tannins are fine and oak is barely present as the ‘conversation’ continues long after the ‘meeting’. You soon realise you’ve met a wine that is very likeable, amiable and with a bright future. It was a pleasure to get to know this wine and I have a feeling we will be seeing more of each other in the years to come.
Region: Beechworth, Vic Price: $42 Source: Sample thanks kindly to Serere Wines.