Nine Popes is based on the French wine region, Chateauneuf du Pape, which when translated to English, stands for ‘New Castle of the Popes’. However, in many old-world languages, ‘nuef’ can mean both ‘nine’ and ‘new’. Given an Aussie twist by Charlie, this Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro blend was born in the mid-1980’s and has become an iconic wine world-wide.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep bright crimson in colour.
A reserved but distinct provencal herb nose with just a slight hint of green leaf to add pep to the nose. Will sweeten in perfume given some time in the bottle, although a little of the typical talcum powder perfume is already starting to show through.
Some apparent tannin at this youthful stage but well covered by the mid-palate sweetness and these will soften and smoothen given a short time in the cellar. The wine was matured in 80% French and 20% American oak of which a quarter was new.