There’s brett and then there’s BRETT. This has the latter. I’m not a technocratic wine reviewer. If a supposed “fault” doesn’t detract from a wine…or god knows even makes it more interesting I’m happy to go into bat for it. Yes, I think some “faults” enhance certain wines. Heresy, I know. There goes my wine judging career. But the brettanomyces in this makes it an outright joke. More so at $24.99. Imported by James Busby Wines, sold by the Coles group.
Stripped of fruit. The odd glimmer of something red that might have grown on a bush or tree sits amongst a large heap of rusty nails. Don’t worry about a back-palate, this doesn’t even have a mid-palate. It just leaves a bad aftertaste as soon as it hits your mouth. One for those who need to have a bullet removed from their chest and don’t have any other anaesthetic at hand. Absurdly bad. Shameful. 39 Below Average – Undrinkable
Tasted: May 2013