Rampant red

Hamelin Bay Rampant Red 2023, Margaret River, AUD $28

This shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot blend is a baby red that has a dominant primary fruit character and a touch of reduction, suggesting early bottling and little time in oak.

Brilliant colour: a deep and brightly youthful purple, and the aroma is likewise very fresh and primal, arguably a little unevolved but with bright raspberry, leafy, meaty aromas at first pour. It’s intense and youthfully vigorous, promising to evolve well with some time in the bottle. (Screwcap)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2035

Food: lamb shawarma

Stockists: Hamelin Bay Wines

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