Initially there was a little heat from the wine. A few swift swirls helped this to blow off.
Packed with peppery spice and earthy aromas, there was also some tar and clove amongst it.
Blackberries and spice flavours stole the show. There was some mouth warmth but this softened over the time it was in the glass. If anything, I felt the fruit stopped a little short but the food complimented the wine very well and otherwise it would not have been noticed. Soft tannins wrapped it all up.
Overall, for $20, this wine goes well.
Who: Richard Hamilton http://www.leconfieldwines.com.au/
What: Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro (14.5% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
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