It’s pretty rare for me not to order an entrée when we go out for dinner. It kicks off the taste buds in preparation for the main meal. I try to be good and pick something light knowing the next dish will usually, but not always, be bigger (of course) and richer with sauces and condiments.
I have to confess, I chose this wine to drink before I opened a ‘bigger’ wine to have with dinner. Yes, it’s lighter than your normal style of Grenache (if there is such a thing) but, let me tell you, it got the wine juices flowing. I wouldn’t dare call it an entrée style wine. It is so much better than that.
It’s very pretty and bright in the glass. Youthfulness is definitely shining through aromatically where it’s all fresh red fruits and, I sense, with a dash of fun in there too. Tasting it is all about freshness on the palate too with bright and ripe red berry fruits playing a major role, a red cherry influence and a nice touch of spiciness adding to its palate appeal. It’s a wine that is very easy to like and deserves much more respect than I initially gave it.
Region: Mudgee, NSW Price: $32 Source: Sample thanks to Huntington Estate