Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Magpie Estate 'The Fakir' Grenache 2010

After a few drinks you'd hate to mispronounce the name of this wine, but that's precisely the aim of the game I'm lead to believe.

Magpie Estate wines are made by Rolf Binder with the focus on Rhone styles. The fruit is sourced from a number of Barossa valley growers.

This Grenache didn't waste any time to get going. Blackberry and blackcurrant, a gentle dash of pepper and dried spice moved to some leather and a touch of oak.

Despite the 14% alcohol, the wine was softer than expected. Supple fruit producing a wine ready to drink in the next few years.

Day two delivered a wine which moved away from the fruit driven style to more of a savoury type with a sprinkling of dried thyme characters.

A handy wine and well priced which I would recommend.

Who: Magpie Estate
What: Grenache (14% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2010
How: $25

www.magpieestate.com