Vinaceous Margaret River 2015 Shakre Chardonnay. Pale yellow color, bright citrusy acidity No malolactic fermentation, some second and third use French Oak. Brighter than a Chablis, not as mineral driven though.
Vinaceous Shiraz Snake Charmer 2016. Syrah not of the overly jammy variety. Not as tannic as the Clandestine McLaren Vale Grenache, shorter in finish and not as heavily structured.
Vinaceous Clandestine McLaren Vale 2016 Grenache. Chewy, chewy, chewy! Beautiful fruit and structure that keeps on coming. There is a tremendously long finish to this wine as well. It’s not cheap but the best things rarely are. Look for it soon at Somm.
Vinaceous Margaret River Cabernet. So we all know Eucalyptus grows in Australia. Evidently it leaches essential oils into the ground and those get picked up by grapevines. This wine was redolent of minty Eucalyptus notes on the nose and turning slightly towards a clove-like intensity on the palate. Very interesting wine but not sure how it would play to most people’s tastes…
Vinaceous Margaret River Red Right Hand 2015 Blend. Grenache, Syrah and Tempranillo. Bright acidity, extracted fruit if a bit bright. This would be a wonderful food wine. Look for it soon at Somm.