Barossa Valley, South Australia
14.5%, screwcap, about $30
The primary feature of this wine was it's evocatively fragrant nose displaying rosemary, eucalyptus and some floral notes. With further time earthy notes and hints of tobacco emerged. The nose also spoke of red fruits which played out on the palate, though without the contextual fanfare they had been surrounded by on the nose. With a soft entrance, delightful fruit filled the mouth, finishing with some grippy tannins. A single vineyard wine - 93.
My wife and I shared this bottle over dinner at Scopri, an amazing restaurant in Melbourne (Carlton to be precise). This was one of the culinary delights from our trip down south, thanks to the food that was of a very high standard and the wine that I had purchased during a previous trip to the Barossa. Over a period of one and a half weeks this was the only decent BYO restaurant we found. What is that about?