Sorrenberg winemaker Barry Morey has produced the goods again with this release. I liked the 2009 but this is a noticeably better wine. The quality of the grapes seems to shine through here. There’s 10% Pinot included in the mix.
Initially quite brooding with damp earth, pepper and undergrowth punctuated by frisky red and black cherry/berry fruit. Cola and cinnamon, twigs and stems combine in a wine of superior depth and casual medium bodied ease. A comfortable segue from snug acids to svelte tannin allows the flavours to express themselves with focus and flow as a soft layer of plum eventually reveals itself.
A hint of rare venison wrapped in streaky bacon suggests that a game accompaniment would take this to another level, but it’s bloody good drinking just by itself. Excellent
Tasted: October 2011