Friday, 15 June 2012

Soul Growers Equilibrium Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2009

Big and bold. Man I loved this! And to cap it off, it is great value for money.

A blend of Shiraz (41%), Grenache (39%) and Mourvedre (20%). Basket pressed with minimal intervention, open fermented, the essence of a wine made with a careful hand is evident. This is classy stuff and if this wine could sing, it would be pumping out, "Sexy and I know it" by LMFAO.

A serious whiff of earth, concentrated dark fruits, a cheeky savoury character with good oak. From this I had the inkling I was in for a cracker of a drop and I was not disappointed. These characters neatly made an appearance on the palate too. Sleek, smooth, plentiful, and damn, it was good! Chocolate with a little spice created a generous mouth feel. This wine just keeps giving. A super smooth and lingering finish, and despite it being 15%, the alcohol was not out of whack nor was it taking centre stage.

Welcome to flavour country - value deluxe!

Who: Soul Growers
What: Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre (15% abv)
Where: Barossa Valley
When: 2009
How: $25

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