Wine of the Week AU

Wirra Wirra Original Blend Grenache Shiraz 2016, McLaren Vale, AUD $25

Such an easy-to-love wine. Red fruit flavours are simply leaping from this wine. Cranberries, cherries and red currants. The palate is plush and opulent, though also youthful and vibrant, with fruit softness and fine, gentle tannin. Plus, there is a hint of musk and a faint savoury undercurrent to keep things interesting. All this for $25. Top stuff. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Wood-fired pizza with potato and taleggio

Stockists: Wirra Wirra Wines; Samuel Smith & Son (AU distributor); Eurovintage, Auckland (NZ distributor)

Ranked #4 of 17 2016 Grenache blends from South Australia

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