Saturday, 7 May 2016

Pirate Cru Slurpy Puppy GMS 2013

I tasted this alongside the d'Arenberg Custodian Grenache 2013. A good exercise in many ways. The Custodian coming from McLaren Vale and this GMS from the Barossa.

This Grenache Mataro Shiraz blend (45/45/10) sits in older seasoned American oak before being refreshed in French for a total of 18 months. Not fined nor filtered.

A spicy sucker, the fruit is lighter here but that spice bangs on hard. Dried strawberries and raspberries, blackcurrants, baking spices and a kick of earth. Black pepper spice carries it home. It would wash down a spag bol or pizza easy.

Drink short term.

Good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $18
Source: Sample

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