Saturday, 19 May 2018
Ministry of Clouds Kintsugi 2015
Here's a wine which calls for your love with open arms. A glorious wine which you can't help but keep going back to. Go here - please do.
I caught up with Julian Forwood and Bernice Ong recently in McLaren Vale. I loved listening to Julian's philosophy on wine. This being their flagship, he has aimed to wind this back rather than wind things up. "Music doesn't get better past a certain volume," he says. Good words those.
A Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz and Cinsault blend (80/10/5/5), the Kintsugi is vintage dependent. Such a pretty wine, it has a softly-softly delivery as it caresses the mouth. Red berry fruit up front with peppermint very much relaxing out the back. Lighter than expected in the mouth, a gentle rub of earthiness gets me further enthused. Another whiff and purple flowers and blueberries waft on by. A minerally feel is apparent too along with some dried herbs for good measure. What sets this wine apart is the absolute marriage of all parts creating a seamless result. It's hard not to be in love. Delightful.
Drink now to eight years.
Region: McLaren Vale
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