Burger night saw me armed with this and it didn't disappoint.
A cool as label, this captures the spirit of the Samuel's Gorge experience precisely. I popped in there a month ago and have since exchanged a few emails with winemaker Justin McNamee. There aren't many cellar door experiences like this anywhere. It's chilled. It's casual. You feel at home.
One of the responses I received from Justin captures the mood and his ideals precisely:
This Gamay is a tasty sucker with buckets of spice. It caught me on the back foot admittedly. Not as juicy as I would have hoped, but regardless, there's plenty of enjoyment factor lying within.
Mulch, dark cherries, cranberries, perhaps a whisper of sandalwood. Fine through the mouth with neatly integrated spice, it screams for another sip but gee that spice hangs on long for the ride with an acid crunch to finish. The burger was great but I'm tasting little birds - quail would be perfect.
Drink now to three years.
Region: McLaren Vale