This Grenache dominant blend is full of savoury spice and earthly delights. It captures the essence of old vines with sophisticated dark fruit flavours and the rustic bouquet of a farmer’s market.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The appearance is a welcoming, bright cherry red with deep intensity and some earthy, brick red hues on the rim and long alcohol legs.
The bouquet is full of bright, exotic spice, ripe dark berry fruit and subtle oak. The background has savoury notes of earth and game meats. Behind the upfront aromas there are more delicate hints of violet petals and sweet confectionary.
The opening palate is intense with ripe plums, anise and nutmeg spice balanced by a gamey earthiness. The Shiraz tannins are firm with solid grip leading to a smooth dry finish. There is a noticeable alcohol lift that enhances the spicy richness on the back palate.
McLaren Vale is strongly influenced by the traditional flavours of the Mediterranean … savoury smoked meats, olives, rich tomato and basil sauce. These flavours are a perfect match for the spice and intensity of this classic Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro blend.
Cellaring is not required. This wine is delicious drinking now with some lively, youthful lift, however with screw cap closure and the right conditions it will cellar for many years. It has big alcohol and is nicely balanced for longevity.