Carbonic maceration is a sexy thing - thousands of little ferments all happening in one big ferment. It's a flavour orgy of sorts. This Shiraz/Pinot Noir blend comes from the Adelaide Hills, and if low-fi wines are your thing, get this on your radar.
This is just like planting your face in a raspberry pie. So fresh and delicious, those red berries just sing and dance with absolute abandon. The Shiraz component (95%) went through carbonic maceration and the Pinot Noir (5%) was blended later. It sees seasoned French oak for six months.
I tasted this slightly chilled and it certainly elevated the pleasure factor. Juicy fruit floods the mouth with silky feels and a long tail. Blackberries and a little cherry cola show their hand with time in the glass. Soft spices clutch to that sustained finish and urge you back for more. The free-flowing presence draws you in, that's for sure. Free from additions, adjustments, fining and filtration, this one joyous bundle ready to be poured large. Yum, yum, yum.
93/100Region: McLaren Vale
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