September 17, 2014

Three Australian red wines that you will want this weekend…..

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Majella Musician 2012 ($18)
– A Coonawarra gem that is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Shiraz. Lashings of blackcurrant and plum fruit are complemented with some soft vanilla and earthy dried herbs. Soft and silky, the musician is well integrated enough to enjoy its cheerful freshness now. Very quaffable.

Toppers Mountain 2011 Red Earth Child ($38) – Dusty spice add even more

allure to the already perfumed cherry and rose. This is not really a wild child with silky curves and suppleness kept in line with some tight acid and finely tuned tannins. The finish has some dried herb savouriness and plenty of fresh appeal. An exciting blend of Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Tempranillo and Tannat from the cooler climes of, the as yet largely unknown, region of New England Australia.

Jim Barry Benbournie 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon ($90+) – A great way to buy a wine that already has had 9 years resting and will easy take another stint laying down. A bold cassis red liquorice, earthy nutmeg, tobacco and aniseed wine. The years have smoothed it out leaving some soft fruit it their wake although the tannins still have a slight graininess. Good now or let it continue its journey in your own cellar.

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