When I first tasted this in the Yarra Valley last year amongst a bracket of red and whites grouped under the banner of the “Delinquent Children”, it immediately impressed me. It may even have been a barrel sample, I’m not quite sure. Having polished off a whole bottle on the weekend my opinion hasn’t changed in the slightest. There’s a Nebbiolo, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir in this range too. Can’t wait to try them.
This smells of small goods, briary fruit, stalks and black pepper. The palate is where the real action is though. So vital and energetic. It’s alive! Brimful of juicy black cherries and nuts with a mere suggestion of iodine. Light bodied and effortlessly drinkable; full of verve and buoyancy. Stemmy and refreshing architecture. A joyous wine, pure and simple. Feel free to give it a light chill. Gamay-licious. 92 Very Good
Region: Yarra Valley
Tasted: August 2012