This won the award for the best Barossa SGM at the IWC (International Wine Competition) Acronyms – they’re everywhere. I have a theory about how they taste the wines at the IWC. When I attend tastings in Australia there is usually ample water and some neutral crackers and/or bread to cleanse and recalibrate the palate. At the IWC I suspect they use Coca-Cola and donuts.
There is a touch of funk in the wagon – swampy funk. The overlay is confected raspberries and pepper with Ribena chiming in. Cue mental image; a gangly kid drinking a glass of Kool-Aid and chewing on redskins after playing in the local creek on a wet day. The acidity pokes out and there’s not much length. 86
Region: Barossa Valley
Tasted: August 2013