Generous flavours of wild strawberries and raspberries are lifted by pretty violet notes. Nice silky texture with soft tannins and well-integrated 13.5% abv. A great example of the style of Grenache coming out of McLaren Vale: un-oaked, pure and showing the delicate style of Grenache. Best if served slightly chilled. Pulled-pork sandwich, hello!
My numerous trips to Australia in the last five years have convinced me that the country produces some of the best Chardonnay in the world and, often, at an appealing price. This wine from the talented Mac Forbes makes a strong case for it. Full body with fresh acid and compact structure with an enjoyable reductive touch. Appealing notes of lemon and lime zest are in symbiosis with the creamy texture. Crab, please!
Chenin Blanc is not the first grape one thinks about when seeking a bottle from the coastal Margaret River wine region. But this wine makes a strong case for planting more. Great structure with bright acid and the classic notes of chamomile, quince and stone fruit we associate Chenin with, in a moderate climate. I strongly urge you to try it with rillettes on fresh baguette.
Opaque purple in colour with a cedary, spicy, blackberry nose with herbal notes; full-bodied, dry and savoury, richly extracted, firmly structured blackberry and dried herb flavours.
Opaquely deep purple. A “black” wine: aromas of black pepper, black cherry and black liquorice. Medium tannins and acidity. Fruit now starting to fade but still a bomb. Drink now.
Extremely deep intense purple colour with a minerally, spicy, creamy, sandalwood nose of blackberries and herbal notes; medium-bodied, dry and fruity with lively acidity and a firm tannic finish.