THIS WEEK’S WINE REVIEW:
In this day of instant everything (news, information, reactions, etc), one of the few things that’s out of step with the world is wine. Most wines, certainly most reds, need quite some time after release before they are really ready to drink – unless you like monster reds. Yes, there are a few winemakers who hold their wines back for a few years so that they are readier for consumption when released, but even Grange is now released a year earlier than it used to be.
Therefore it is great to come across a wine that hits the ground running. No need to hide it away until it becomes more drinkable.
The TURKEY FLAT “BUTCHERS BLOCK” 2015 SHIRAZ GRENACHE MATARO (Barossa Valley) is ready to drink and rearing to go. No, it is not a thin, watery wine. It has a beautiful depth of purple colour, a lovely brambly, rich Barossan-nose, and a smooth, elegant, mid-weight body that makes the palate go YUM! YUM!
It is a gloriously well-balanced and structured wine that you can drink right now either on its own or with food – BUT wait, there’s more!! If like me you have a degree of patience, you can park it away in the cupboard or cellar for a while (12-24 months and 3-5 years respectively) and it will reward your patience by improving and rounding out to be a sublime wine.
With an RRP of just $20 for a truly great Barossa blend, you just can’t go wrong.
A SENSATIONAL SIP, SLURP & SWALLOW!
Dan Track Wine Assist