Is this the darkest Shiraz wine in the world? Supremely complex nose of blue, black and red fruits, dried flowers, chocolate, tar and cinnamon. Rich and full bodied, this is amazing. Perfectly ripe, but no sense of porty or jammy fruit. Takes hold of you, insistent, like a hug from a beautiful, voluptuous woman. I certainly didn’t want the hug to end. The fine perfectly integrated tannins are present from the moment the wine grabs you through to the monumental finish. The greatest plus size wine I have ever tasted.
Well. This needs a warning sign or something. Massive wine. Concentrated to almost porty character, does show some swirl of chewy-chalky tannins, so very inky, slick, Ribena and blackberry nip, cassis, kirsch, all the sweet berry boozes rolled into a plate of garam masala spice. Does all this well. Some magic in that. Multi-dimensional – flavour, texture, and may just take you there drinking it. Strap in. Impressive capture of humongous fruit and oak, so dense, so big, such an experience. 95 Points – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
Cane pruned, shoot thinned, and fruit thinned to try and achieve the perfect balance in any particular vintage. The fruit is then picked and partly destemmed into small open top fermenters. The Original Vineyard Shiraz having 30% whole bunches left in the ferment. The wine is then gently basket pressed into 100% new Dominique Laurent barriques and matured for up to 27 months. Duck Muck when bottled is extraordinarily intense, with layers of texture, wonderfully complex aroma, and incredible length and depth.
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Dark, velvety red. This Font du Vent blend is a cracking wine showing earthiness, spice, black olive, chocolate as well as lovely dark fruits. Rich, fresh and amazing value. Click here for our full Cotes du Rhone rangeAdd to cart Producer: Font du Vent
Domaine Overnoy has made another stunning Rougissime in 2019. This is how all the reds were made in the Southern Jura back in the day, all together. The Overnoy‘s did and this wine is 80% Trousseau and the rest is Pinot Noir and Ploussard. This is a very attractive wine – little wild strawberries on the […]Add to cart Producer: Domaine Overnoy
Of all the wines that Swinney produces, the Mourvedre Syrah Grenache blend is the hardest to sell. Rob Mann’s favourite wine in the range, and its easy to see why. It would be a mistake to think that it takes a little of the Syrah and a little of the Grenache, mix in the Mourvedre […]Add to cart Producer: Swinney
100% whole bunch. Usually the different grapes in a blend are fermented separately but not here, where the Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Cinsault were fermented together. Hand-harvested across 3 days, the grapes were pitch-forked into an open top fermenter and trodden. Basket pressed and aged in oak barrels for a savoury profile. Full, firm and […]Add to cart Producer: JC's Own