A good wine without the bells and whistles. Mind you, I did like the packaging.
Earthy, leathery, dried meat and cinnamon spice characters all highlighted a flavoursome palate. Some cozy mouth warmth made me wish it was winter again. I could see myself drinking this in front of a fire with some chocolate (how appropriate given the label) wedged in the side of my mouth.
Although the alcohol is up there, the wine doesn't give the appearance it is carrying 15%.
Enjoy with barbecued meat.
Who: Rocland Estate
What: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre (15% alc)