Douglas Hughes `Series 359` GSM 2014 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

In the early 1980’s Grenache and Mataro was widely planted throughout McLaren Vale and the Barossa. They had been popular varieties for making fortified wines like Tawny Port. Over the last 30 years many vineyards have been lost to more contemporary varieties. With the recent trend back to these traditional wines we’re seeing a growing demand put a strain on limited resources.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The appearance is deep and brooding with a dark cherry red colour and long legs coating the glass.

Aroma

The bouquet is intense, full of dark berries, brandy soaked raisins and rich fine grained oak. It’s harmoniously integrated with hints of chocolate, earthy spices and fine licorice. Premium oak is obvious but nicely restrained.

Palate

On the palate this wine is a journey from the freshness of a country farmers market with ripe berries, spices and herbs through a gourmet deli with smoked meats, savoury olive tapenades and freshly roasted coffee to a rustic county kitchen with hearty baked pies, fruitcakes and puddings. It’s a complex array of sensations and flavours with generous mouth-feel and a long, smooth finish.

Food Matching

This wine is a gentle giant, warm and friendly with a big robust heart and powerful structure. It makes a great match to prime Angus steak, slow roasted lamb and savoury beef casseroles. The finish is smooth and dry, making it ideal with a selection of soft creamy cheeses as well as firm vintage styles.

Cellaring Potential

This wine is just beginning its bottle maturation phase of development. It has all the elements that will allow it to reward careful cellaring for over 10 years under ideal condition. Equally it will be enjoyable drinking while youthful and robust.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.6%

Winery Profile

As youthful enthusiasts, it was our basic love of wine and thirst for knowledge that independently led us to study at the hallowed halls of South Australia’s famed Roseworthy College … That was several decades ago and whilst we’ve taken different paths and achieved different outcomes, we’ve both decided it’s time to get back to the basics that inspired us so long ago.

Together, we’ve clocked up more than 60 years working in various segments of the wine business. We’ve seen the industry mature and fashions come and go. A lot has happened since Paul Hogan started “tossing shrimps on the Barbie” but sharing some good food and nice wine with friends remains one of our constant pleasures.

As an international marketer, educator and recipient of Champagne’s highest honour “Chevalier l’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne”, Jan Douglas is no stranger to the world of fine wine, dining and travel. I started winemaking in the Barossa back in the 1980’s with traditional varieties and techniques. Combining the years of experience and knowledge with some old school values lead us to develop the Douglas Hughes “Series” range of wines. They’re full flavoured, honest wines that invoke a slice of the past and are perfect for enjoying today.

Whilst it’s no longer acceptable or legitimate to refer to Australian wines using European terms like Burgundy, Claret, Moselle, Chablis or Port, if you ever fell in love with any of the fabulous Barossa “White Burgundies” or a full bodied “Hermitage”, our Series 163 Chardonnay or Series 101 Shiraz might rekindle that affair.

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