It’s getting to that time of year where there’s a chill in the air and drinking red wine is a thing again! We’ve got 6 crackers ticking all of the boxes
’19 Bill Downie ‘Cathedral’ Pinot Noir – Upper Goulburn (VIC) – Brisk and lively, with notes of cherries and complex structure and texture. Ripe fruit and a great finish.
’19 Rocky Gully Shiraz – Frankland River (WA) – Bright red fruits, with plum, black pepper and spice with subtle integration of oak. A mid-weight palate with bright juicy fruit and a lifted integration of black pepper, plum and spice notes. Creamy texture and subtle oak provides a poised finish.
’19 Babo Chianti DOCG – Tuscany (ITA) – This ‘Italian Beaujoulais’ is wonderfully bright and aromatic sangiovese with notes of raspberry and red cherry, good texture and lightweight tannins.A light bodied Pinot Noir with aromas of fresh raspberries, wild strawberry and cranberry. Flavours of bright red cherry and ripe raspberry dominate the palate, backed up by refreshing acidity with subtle tannins.
’18 Mount Trio Cabernet Malbec – Margaret River (WA) – Very deep, a super dark, purply red. Lovely smoky, slightly dusty, dark berry fruit aromas. Well weighted, this Cabernet Malbec has a generous amount of those rich, dark berry fruit flavours nicely balanced by the lightly drying tannins.
’18 Shadowfax Shiraz – Heathcote (VIC) – Good deep red, garnet edge, brilliant clarity. Plummy fruit and nutmeg spice. Cassis, a touch of aniseed and a hint of gravel. Black fruits, Satsuma plums and a hint of cocoa follow onto a palate. Rich and velvety tannins , add structure and length to a beautifully weighted, bright palate.