Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Dr Plonk The Good Doctor's Tonic 2012

 

Wines you don't expect to bowl you over and they do. Add this one to that surprise packet list. What a cracker we have here! It's a big, voluptuous number. Just on 10 years old, the heft it carries could potentially have Covid curing capabilities. Don't quote me but we'll wait for the lab to confirm that...

A blend of Tannat, Cabernet and Shiraz with fruit sourced from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills, it carries the said 15.5% alcohol with absolute ease and it holds its shape impressively. Generous doses of licorice and licorice bullets, dark chocolate, fruit cake and pretty scents of violets are enough to send you into a spin. Dense and silky smooth, it just keeps giving and makes me think of those lyrics from Madonna, "I can't help falling in love, I fall deeper and deeper the further I go." Just magic given its age - all for 40 bucks. Well played Doctor.

Drink to ten years+

95/100

Region: McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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