Monday, 16 June 2014

Water Wheel 5 Rounds Baringhup Shiraz 2012

This is a wine I'd love to go toe to toe with time and time again. A ripping bargain for twenty bucks, you'd happily pay more for what you get here.

From Baringhup, which falls in the Bendigo region and some 150 kms north west of Melbourne, the 5 Rounds is a tribute to what Water Wheel has dealt with over five vintages. I refer to drought, frost and fire, flood, the dog died and then the resurrection all within five years. Admirable persistence.

A cracking wine which is rich and generous. Big and bold fruits are joined by a eucalypt and mint touch.

Finishing super fine with soft supple tannins, you'd be hard pressed finding value this good anywhere.

Distributed by Angove Wines, get your dukes on it! An excellent wine.

Who: Water Wheel
What: Shiraz (14.8% alc)
Where: Baringhup (Bendigo), Victoria
When: 2012
How much: $20

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