Country: Australia, Barossa Valley
Tasting Notes: Bright, ruby-red. A spicier Bin 2 expression than usual – red curry paste, cardamom and fresh lime leaf. Pomegranate and cranberry fruits immediately apparent, with no oak to speak of ... Mourvèdre doing its best to propel background complexed savoury notes. It succeeds. Lively. Youthful. Medium-bodied. Red-curranted fruits, dried paw-paw. Some paprika spice (Shiraz) and chorizo, savoury(Mourvèdre) complexities. Good grip – raspy youthful tannins, with oak not really a part of the equation.
Varietal: Blend of 81% Shiraz, 19% Mataro
Pairing: Plum pudding pork belly, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, sprouted lentils and quandong mustard.