Wine Of The Week
Maxwell Little Demon Shiraz Grenache, McLaren Vale 2014 $17
More evidence that grenache blends can be amazing value. This deeply coloured red has a floral scented bouquet with spice, berry and oak notes, while the rich, fleshy texture and powerful ripe flavours are backed by slightly chewy tannins. It all works well together. (Screw cap; 14.7 per cent alcohol.) Score 91 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing? Now to 15 years.
Food idea: Barbecued skewers of beef, onion and capsicum.
Stockists: Corkscrew Cellars, Malabar (NSW); Railway Hotel, Windsor (Vic.)
Price Benchmark: $46.00 Avg 91pt 2014 Shiraz Blend tasted from Australia
Winery Rating: 93.1 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?